Exploring The Hive

Exploring the Hive

Dates: 2021 dates to be confirmed 14:00-17:00

A beekeeping theory course delving deeper into the dynamics of beekeeping. This course will build on your basic knowledge and give you a good foundation to take your beekeeping to a new level.

With a greater focus on managing multiple hives in addition to looking at single hive management in greater detail. This course will prepare you for managing apiaries and making increases as well as learning how to limit your hive numbers.

By the end of this 3 hour course, you should be well prepared to understand the principles of managing multiple hives. It should also give you a sound base to grow your beekeeping and advance in your journey.

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A Beekeeping theory course to further your knowledge of managing honey bee colonies and apiaries. This course is ideally suited to those with a basic knowledge, exploring the dynamics of beekeeping in greater depth, .

With a focus on managing multiple hives, this is an ideal follow on course from our Beekeeping for Beginners. We will be running both courses on the same days. This means you can always book to do one after the other.

We will explore in depth the management of honeybee colonies and apiaries. covering core subjects such as making increases, using nucleus hives and introducing queens. This course will help you understand the theory behind running multiple hives and apiaries.

This course will be held at Quince Honey Farm in South Molton, Devon. Quince Honey Farm is a family run commercial honey farm and is one of the leading honey farms in the UK.

Starting with a look at the queen rearing apiary on-site before moving to the bee shed. We will give you the opportunity to see a commercial apiary site with an explanation of how it is managed. A fantastic opportunity to have a glimpse into the dynamics of a commercial operation and the differences in managing multiple hives.

Details

Time: 14:00 – 17:00

Location: Quince Honey Farm, South Molton, Devon, EX36 3RD

Please bring sensible footwear or boots and waterproofs which will be needed when visiting the queen rearing apiary.

You will be met at the main entrance before being shown the way to the bee shed where the course will be held. You are more than welcome to bring note making equipment and you will be provided a copy of the talk for your own reference. Please note that video recording equipment is not permitted.

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