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Sustainable Bee Keeping Courses

Multiple Dates

Join us for this one-day sustainable bee keeping course covering the management of honey bees, and natural ways to take care of them.

With a combination of hands-on experience and expert guidance, you will gain a deep understanding of honey bees, including:

  • the natural lifecycle of honey bees, their biology, and ecology
  • how to manage the hive across the seasons
  • how to keep bees healthy – the pests and diseases you need to watch out for, what to do, and when to act
  • the relationship between bees and flowers – pollination and plants
  • how to get started with beekeeping including how to choose a hive and what equipment you will need.

The morning will be spent at the Field Food Barn, learning some essential theory before visiting the hives on the farm, where you will learn in more detail how to inspect and safely handle the bees. We will guide you through all aspects of keeping bees including how to protect the colony from disease, feeding bees, and how often you should check on your hives.

A seasonal lunch and refreshments will be provided by Field Food and will feature recipes using honey.

“The highlight of the day was the bees! We all got stuck in holding the frames and searching for eggs, drones, honey and the queen!”

“We all felt calm and relaxed with the bees, thanks to the calm and collected expertise of Oliver.”

This course is ideal for those interested in honey bees or considering becoming a beekeeper and is suitable for those with or without previous knowledge of beekeeping. You will leave with the confidence and skills to establish your own honey bee colony, and a full understanding of the process before committing to keeping bees yourself.

2024 dates tbc.
Multiple dates across the year, 9am — 5pm
Workshop price £95 per person
Equipment required:

  • Bee suit or long-sleeved top (not woollen) and long trousers. A veil and gloves will be provided
  • Wellington boots
  • Notebook and pen

A seasonal lunch and refreshments are included and will be provided by Field Food.
Please read our workshop FAQs and access page before booking.
At the Field Food Barn near Southease (exact location will be emailed to you one week before the workshop).

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