Beekeeping Course - Destination Milton Keynes
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Beekeeping Course

Start Date: 10/04/2024

End Date: 07/09/2024

Start Time: 7:00 pm

End Time: 9:00 pm

Cost of Entry: £150 for 23 weeks

Westbury Arts Centre

Westbury Arts Centre Foxcovert Road,, Milton Keynes, MK5 6AA, GB


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At Westbury Arts Centre Beginners and Improvers Beekeeping Course you will be introduced to the essentials of beekeeping by our experienced Beekeeper Mike Bensley.

The aim is to offer you an introduction to beekeeping by covering the following themes: apiary hygiene; use of hive tools; manipulation of bees, catching and hiving a swarm; swarm control; making up a nucleus hive; uniting bees; how to take a sample of bees; making up frames and hive parts; extraction and jarring honey; advice on setting up an apiary and all other essentials for beekeeping.

The course is 23 weeks long and starts with six evening sessions held indoors, and the remaining sessions held outdoors.

Indoor sessions include presentations and demonstrations, and outdoor sessions consist of a hands on experience of handling bees. Please note that outdoor sessions are weather and nature dependent.