Beekeeping for Beginners Master Class, 18th June 2022
Master ClassRegular price £160.00
- Richard Rickitt
- Gift Voucher
Available to book a place from Sunday 17th April 2022.
Discover the wonders of the beehive and how you can keep your own honey bees at home!
This one-day course will introduce the important basics of beekeeping to anyone thinking about keeping bees in their garden. You will learn about the incredible lifecycle of the honey bee, how they pollinate our flowers and crops, and what is necessary to successfully keep happy, healthy bees. You will find out about the different kinds of beehive as well as all of the basic equipment and techniques needed to keep bees and harvest your own honey.
We will visit the beehives at the herb farm, and you will have chance to handle the bees and find the queen.
Whether you want to improve the pollination of your garden crops, produce your own honey and wax, help preserve our vulnerable pollinators, or just learn about these fascinating creatures, this fun and highly informative day is the perfect opportunity to find out more.
Richard Rickitt is co-editor of BeeCraft, the UK's best-selling beekeeping magazine.
Richard has been keeping bees for more than twenty years and, as well as his own bees, keeps hives for a number of commercial and private clients. He is beekeeper at Westonbirt, the National Arboretum, and teaches beekeeping courses around the UK. He frequently speaks on the subject here, abroad, and on radio and TV, making him one of the UK's best-known beekeepers. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject and is author of the forthcoming book Beekeeping for Gardeners (Bloomsbury).
Course details and links to further information:
- Friends of Jekka's Master Classes are £160 per person.
- Maximum number of participants: 10
- Course duration: 10 am to 4 pm. However, we ask attendees to arrive at 9.45 am for registration and homemade cake. Also, you might not wish to leave exactly on 4 pm if you wish to continue talking and asking questions about bees.
- More details on our master classes, including accommodation options, can be found here.
- Details on how to find us can be found here.
- Our terms and conditions can be found here.
We will send out an illustrated card summarising the details of the course upon purchase, if you are purchasing this master class as a gift please ensure you state the name of the attendee on checkout. If you require further information, please do not hesistate to contact us.
We look forward to welcoming you to the farm.
At Jekka’s we aim to provide a variety of master classes to suit everyone from the amateur to the enthusiast. Our master classes are very hands on and cover a variety of disciplines from art and food to horticulture.
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