The Dartford Beekeepers

Dartford Branch of the Kent Beekeepers’ Association

Learn beekeeping

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Description of Course

 

The course will be of interest to those who wish to learn more about the various species of Bee and their relationship to the environment.

How they can be kept, and for those who wish to do so, the equipment required, its use and the procedures will be explained.

Those who have kept Bee’s for a period of at least 12 months will find the contents of the course to be sufficient for taking the BBKA Basic Examination with confidence.

 

This years course commences on Wednesday 12th October 2016 through to 7th April 2017

 

Time - Wednesday’s - 7pm to 9:15pm

 

Cost £26per head

(£20 for the course plus £6 friend of KBKA)

 

Venue

The Dartford Beekeepers Teaching Apiary

 

Places are limited so first come first accepted

 

To book e-mail your details to Kevin Garrood

 

Topics Covered

 

             12th October 2016          Session 1           Introduction to the course

 

             19th October 2016          Session 2           The Insect, Species and Procreation

 

             26th October 2016          Session 3           Characteristics of Honey Bee Sub-species

 

             2nd November 2016       Session 4           Equipment needed and Early Manipulation

 

             9th November 2016        Session 5           Recent Developments in Hives

 

             16th November 2016      Session 6           Manipulation of the Colony

 

             23rd November 2016      Session 7           Beekeeping Year and Swarm Control

 

             1st March 2017               Session 8           Other Swarm Control Methods

 

             8th March 2017               Session 9           Food Sources and Products

 

             15th March 2017            Session 10          Products of the Hive

 

             22nd March 2017           Session 11          Diseases and Pests

 

             29th March 2017            Session 12          Resume of Course

 

             5th April 2017                 Session 13          Practical Evening

 

            

 

Session contents are provisional and are subject to change

 

Final details will be verified along with booking confirmation

 

NEW COURSE STARTS OCTOBER ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS FROM 7PM

COURSE RUN BY WILLIAM MUNDY EXPERIENCED BEEKEEPER OF MANY YEARS

this course 
is now ended
new course
to be announced
in September