The course will cover honey bee biology, life cycles, swarming and queen rearing, pests and diseases, setting up an apiary, harvesting and more. There will be 3 practical sessions at the apiary dedicated to the beginners, to provide an introduction to the apiary and handling bees, but all members are also welcome (and encouraged) to attend the weekly members sessions at the apiary from spring to autumn, Saturdays at 2pm, where there will be opportunities to observe and take part in hive inspections and build your confidence around bees.
Classroom theory: Tuesday 13, 20 and 27 March, 7:30pm at Bluebell centre, Perivale Wood, accessed from beside 36 Sunley Gardens, UB6 7PE
Break for Easter/half term
Practical at apiary: Saturday 21st April, 12:30pm association apiary, corner Argyle Road and Stockdove way
Classroom theory: Tuesday 24 April, 1st and 8th May, 7:30pm at Bluebell centre, Perivale Wood
Practical at apiary: Saturday 12 May and 9 June, 12:30pm association apiary, corner Argyle Road and Stockdove way
The course costs £100, plus £35 for association membership, and an optional £10 book. For an enrolment form or more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org