Staithe Farm Beekeeping

Beekeeping courses in Norfolk with a Master Beekeeper

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Beekeeping Courses

There are two courses available:

  1. The Beekeeping Experience.
  2. The Two-Day Introduction to Practical Beekeeping Course.

1. The Beekeeping Experience.

Beekeeping Experiences are of approximately 2 hours duration giving you the opportunity to look inside a beehive and handle a frame of bees. This might help you decide if beekeeping is for you.

Beekeeping in poor weather is not much fun so if the weather is very poor there will be no choice but to cancel.

All Beekeeping Experience sessions will commence at 2pm.

The Beekeeping Experience will take the following format:

On arrival:

We will then put on bee suits and head for the apiary.

In apiary.

We will then return to the house.

The Beekeeping Experience costs £40/person with a minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 students.

2. The Two-Day Introduction to Practical Beekeeping Course.

The emphasis of these courses is on husbandry and correct handling of bees; essential for them and the beekeeper! You will spend time on both days in the Staithe Farm apiary with the bees.

No previous experience is necessary.

Courses will run from 10am to 4pm. There will be an opportunity to eat your lunch you have brought with you between the different sessions. Tea /coffee is available.

Beekeeping is weather dependent so a rigid timetable is difficult.

The two-day course is a mixture of theory and practical and the following will be covered.

Honey bees.

Equipment.

Managing your colony.

Extracting Honey.

The Two-Day Introduction to Practical Beekeeping course costs £195/person with a minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 students.

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