2021 Beekeeping Course




The 1921 Guernsey Beekeepers Association Introduction to Beekeeping Course which encompasses the managing and caring of your own colony of honeybees is now open for entry. Details plus the entry form are now available in pdf and can be downloaded here. In the first instance, anyone interested in the course should email Marcia at marcia@cwgsy.net

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2021 BEEKEEPING COURSE







In the first instance, anyone interested in the course should email Marcia
at
marcia@cwgsy.net



The 1921 Guernsey Beekeepers Association Introduction to Beekeeping Course
which encompasses the managing and caring of your own colony of honeybees
is now open for entry. Details plus the entry form are now available in pdf and can
be downloaded here.

It is designed for complete beginners who wish to go on to keep their own bees,
or who may have bees and have not undertaken any formal instruction..

This course will introduce you to the life of the honeybee, caring for and understanding
the life of the colony.

Five theory sessions will be held at the St Saviours Community Centre starting on
Tuesday 2 March 2021 at 7pm
A further five practical sessions in early summer will give students the opportunity
to open and work beehives.

The theory sessions will be illustrated using PowerPoint and classes will cover the
life cycle of the honeybee, activities inside the hive, an explanation of the
Beekeeper's year, products of the hive, swarming, diseases and parasites,
tools and equipment needed together with an idea of costs. Notes will be provided
covering the subjects covered at each session.

The practical sessions are usually held on a Saturday morning but may need to
change to suit prevailing weather conditions.

Participants will open and inspect hives under the guidance of the tutor and experienced
association members, learning points to be observed in the management of the colony.

The final practical session will deal with the products of the hive and how to process them.

Protective suits will be required for the practical sessions but will be provided as part of
the course for those not ready to purchase their own.

Further knowledge and experience will be gained by establishing your own hive and support
will be forthcoming from the tutor and Association members.
Course members will be encouraged to join the Guernsey Beekeepers Association at the
end of the course. Membership will enable applicants to obtain their own colony.
The fee for the course is £90.00 which is payable at enrolment.


In the first instance, anyone interested in the course should email Marcia
at
marcia@cwgsy.net

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