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BFD - Sustainable Beekeeping Course

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Date: Apr 15, 2018

Venue: Ragmans Lane Farm, Forest of Dean

Contact: Bees for Development

Telephone: 01600 714848

Time: 12:00 am

Email: bfdoffice@beesfordevelopment.org

Event Details:

A weekend Course on sustainable beekeeping. We cover the management of bees, and natural ways to take care of them.

This Course is suitable for those with or without previous knowledge of beekeeping.

Topics include:

Meet the bees - a hands-on look at honey bee colonies The natural lifecycle of honey bees - basic bee biology and ecology

The relationship between bees and flowers - pollination, plants and biodiversity Ways to obtain your first honey bee colony Keeping bees healthy

- what to do and when to act Making and building low-cost hives - practical demonstration Warre People's hives, top-bar hives, frame hives:

we look at each and help you decide which approach is best for you and for your bees.

The Course cost is £195 (including VAT), with delicious, freshly cooked meals and refreshments.

9.30am-5.30pm on Saturday and 9.30am-4pm on Sunday.

Venue: for more information about the venue and directions please visit www.ragmans.co.uk

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