I was mentioned that Gareth ran beginners courses from his home in Oxfordshire. Whilst YABeeP has already agreed to use him again this year to deliver his advanced courses, it was felt by many at the meeting that they would like to do his beginners courses. Gareth has therefore kindly agreed to run some of these in Yatton - details below.
Gareth delivers two beginners courses, each taking one day 10:00 am to 4:00pm. We have agreed that these can take place here at St. Margarets (where we meet after the YABeeP meetings) on:
- Saturday 26th May 23 April - THIS DATE NOW FULL
- Saturday 2nd June.
The cost will be £30 per person for each day. Teas and coffees will be provided but you will need to bring your own lunch.
Course Outline - Day one
Course Outline - Day Two10.15 (latest) Arrival, coffee, biscuits and comfort calls.10.30 -11.10 Honeybee Colonies:Introducing a Superorganism11.10 -11.25 Questions and Discussion11.30 – 12.10 The Pulse of a Colony:The dynamics of a honeybee colony and its interaction with its environment12.10 -12.25 Questions and Discussion12.30 – 1.30 Lunch Break1.30 – 2.10 An Introduction to Natural Beekeeping2.10 – 2.25 Questions and Discussion2.30 – 3.10 Practical Demonstration of Top Bar Hives:Horizontal and Warre (without bees)3.10 – 4.00 General Discussion
Booking10.15 (latest) Arrival, coffee, biscuits and comfort calls10.30 -11.10 The Pulse of a Colony:The dynamics of a honeybee colony and its interaction with its environment11.10 -11.25 Questions and Discussion11.30 – 12.10 Natural Beekeeping Through the Year:With particular attention to natural and assisted reproduction (swarms and splits)12.10 -12.25 Questions and Discussion12.30 – 1.30 Lunch Break1.30 – 2.10 Varroa:Bee/varroa dynamics and the natural defences of the bee colony2.10 – 2.25 Questions and Discussion2.30 – 3.10 Putting the Theory into Practice:Demonstration on swarms, splits (without bees)3.10 – 4.00 General Discussion
If you would like to book a place on one of these days please contact Gareth direct letting him know which date you would like to attend the Day 1 course and whether you would also like to attend a Day 2:
phone: only available to YABeeP membersemail: only available to YABeeP members
This is a great opportunity for us to receive some excellent training at a very reasonable cost from someone who I believe to be one of the best trainers in natural beekeeping in the country. Gareth is also the chief moderator on Phil Chandler's Natural Beekeeping Network . If you want to take advantage of this book early as the spaces are limited.
18 April 2012