Hello Beekeepers, and other people interested in Beekeeping!
If you would like to learn about beekeeping then the Tavistock Beekeepers training course is for you.
This is an interesting and introductory course aimed at beginners who would like to take up Beekeeping; it covers all the basic aspects of Bees and Beekeeping, with practical assistance provided by Tavistock Beekeepers to help you through your first years of this fascinating pass-time.
We now have our training dates for the Beekeeper training course 2017.
The course will run for 6 weekday evenings starting Tuesday 21st February 2017 at Tavistock College, Devon.
Time:- 7 till 9 pm
The dates are 21st, 28th Feb. 7th,14th, 21st and 28th March.
A reserve date of the 4th April.
The trainers will be Mark Gibbons and Bill Pyle, both very experienced beekeepers with a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm about bees and beekeeping. (with helpers)
The training will follow the British Beekeeping Association Syllabus, and learning materials will be provided.
Wk 1 Beekeeper – What a beekeeper “Does”
Wk 2 Bees – Bee Life-cycle
Wk 3 Beekeeping year – Beekeeping during the year.
Wk 4 Equipment – Types of Bee equipment and use.
Wk 5 What to buy – Suppliers and types of gear.
Wk 6 Diseases – Problems with Bees.
Additional “Out Apiary” visits will be part of the training, dates to be arranged.
The Cost will be £85 payable to Tavistock Beekeepers during the course, refreshments will be provided.
We look foreward to introducing you to some bees, cake and Tea; after all beekeeping is a social thing!