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 Tuesday 12th October 2016 through to 7th April 2017

 

Time - Tuesday’s - 7pm to 9:15pm

 

Cost £25per head

(£20 for the course plus £5 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

 

             24th October 2017          Session 1           Introduction to the course

 

Wed     1st November 2017         Session 2           The Insect, Species and Procreation

 

             7th November 2017        Session 3           Characteristics of Honey Bee Sub-species

 

             14th November 2017      Session 4           Equipment needed and Early Manipulation

 

             21st November 2017       Session 5           Recent Developments in Hives

 

             28th November 2017      Session 6           Manipulation of the Colony

 

             5th December 2017        Session 7           Beekeeping Year and Swarm Control

 

             27th February 2018        Session 8           Other Swarm Control Methods

 

             6th March 2018               Session 9           Food Sources and Products

 

             13th March 2018            Session 10          Products of the Hive

 

             20th March 2018            Session 11          Diseases and Pests

 

             27th March 2018            Session 12          Resume of Course

 

Sat         7th April 2018                 Session 13          Practical Session

 

            

 

Session contents are provisional and are subject to change

 

Final details will be verified along with booking confirmation

 

NEW COURSE STARTS OCTOBER ON TUESDAY NIGHTS FROM 7PM

COURSE RUN BY WILLIAM MUNDY EXPERIENCED BEEKEEPER OF MANY YEARS