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 29th  January 2020 through to 4th April 2020

 

Time - Wednesday’s - 7pm to 9:15pm

            Saturday’s - 1pm to 3pm

 

Cost £40 per head

(£35 for the course plus £5 friend of KBKA)

 

Venue

Dartford Beekeepers Apiary sited on Tredegar

Allotments Accessed from King Edward Avenue or

Marcet Road

 

Places are limited so first come first accepted

 

To book e-mail your details to Kevin Garrood

 

Topics Covered

 

             29th January 2020          Session 1           Introduction to the course and Beekeeping

 

              5th February 2020          Session 2           The Bee

 

             12th February 2020        Session 3           Equipment needed and Early Manipulation

 

             19th February 2020        Session 4           Recent Developments in Hives

 

             26th February 2020        Session 5           Manipulation of the Colony

 

             4th March 2020               Session 6           Beekeeping Year and Swarm Control

 

             11th March 2020            Session 7           Other Swarm Control Methods

 

             18th March 2020            Session 8           Food Sources and Products

 

             25th March 2020            Session 9           Products of the Hive

 

Sat         28th March 2020            Session 10          Practical Session

 

             1st April 2020                 Session 11          Diseases and Pests

 

Sat         4th April 2020                 Session 13          Practical Session

 

            

 

Session contents are provisional and are subject to change

 

Final details will be verified along with booking confirmation

 

THE ORIGINAL COURSE WAS CREATED BY WILLIAM MUNDY A BEEKEEPER OF 90 YEARS EXPERIENCE (WHO SADLY PASSED IN 2018) AND IS THIS YEAR BEING PRESENTED BY KEVIN