Oxleas Wood Apiary
Beekeeping & Apiary
2018 Beekeeping Season
Introduction to Beekeeping Course
|Keeping a colony of bees is a commitment that requires not only knowledge of the basics but also hands-on training and experience with the handling and managing bee stocks.
The Oxleas Wood Apiary Introduction to Beekeeping course provides the essential first steps enabling the would-be beekeeper to safely and responsibly move onto acquiring his or her first colony of honeybees.
Starting in mid-April this evening course of 8 sessions includes fully illustrated theoretical, practical and hands-on elements, covering the basic theory and equipment required, the life cycle of the honeybee, and the work involved over the beekeeping season, including at least two additional sessions working with the hives in the Oxleas Wood Apiary.
The aim of the Introduction to Beekeeping course is to ready the would-be beekeeper to start off his or her own colony in the following year - for those wishing just to get a 'hands-on' experience of beekeeping, or who are simply inquisitive about the Wonderful World of the Honeybee then participating in an Apiary Day or Taster Day provides this opportunity.
Working afternoon sessions (weekends 1.00 to 5.00pm) are available at four distinctive times of the beekeeping season - you can choose either a Saturday or Sunday matched to a beekeeping activity that interests you.