Join us on our award winning, organic farm for this fun and informative one day workshop.
This workshop is for beginner beekeepers - ideally you will have your own bees, may have attended our Beekeeping for Beginners Workshop or be helping to look after bees with someone else.
Since we launched our Beekeeping for Beginners Workshop we have received many request from delegates wanting to return to the farm to learn more. Our Beekeeping Next Steps Workshop is still lots of funbut takes a more detailed look at how to care for your bees safely, competently and confidently.
After welcome refreshments and an opportunity to say hello to your fellow workshop students, it's time to get stuck in:
DISEASE:we'll be covering the ever-common diseases of the honey bee in much more detail; ensuring you know how to spot, treat and prevent them in your own bees. Using a combination of exclusive photos, videos and our own experience, we'll share practical methods of controlling disease and what to do when disease presents.
BEEKEEPER: beekeeping should be fun, but there is a maze of information available. We'll honestly share the pros and cons of various methods and equipment, helping you to decipher the most practical, and safe, ways to approach beekeeping.
PRACTICAL: working hands-on with some of the hives here, we’ll demonstrate efficient and practical methods for handling and inspecting your bees to ensure smooth, stress-free beekeeping. You'll have an opportunity to handle the bees, brushing up on your handling skills and confidence.
Q&A: perhaps the most valuable part of the workshop will be a question and answer session in an 'open clinic' style: an opportunity for you to share any existing challenges, concerns or knowledge gaps - expect practical, efficacious solutions.
There will also be plenty of opportunity to ask questions throughout the day.
THIS WORKSHOP IS TAUGHT BY JEZ:
Jez heads up Bees & Co. from our small, award-winning farm on the Lincolnshire-Cambridgeshire border. Keeping bees for some of the most iconic brands in Britain, Jez and his team care for bees and provide honey to hotels, restaurants, stately homes and businesses across the UK. Having learnt from some of the most widely-respected and experienced bee farmers and bee keepers, Jez is an ethical, artisan beekeeper, passionate about encouraging more people to discover the exciting and beneficial hobby of keeping bees. Currently completing Master Beekeeper studies with Cornell University, he is also co-lead on a native British bee breeding programme and invited to talk worldwide on honeybees and beekeeping.
OUR COURSES ARE ALL-INCLUSIVE:
We'll provide you with everything you need, including: locally sourced, home grown and organic refreshments; an organic pizza lunch cooked in our outdoor, wood-fired pizza oven; and bee keeping suits for the day. You are welcome to bring your own beekeeping suit but it must have been cleaned and unworn since last inspecting your bees. You'll leave with plenty of notes and resources, including a digital download of the disease presentation and an exclusive £15 discount code for beekeeping suits in our store, made by B.J. Sherriff - the leading supplier of beekeeping clothing.
Bring a pair of wellies or sturdy boots with you, but please do not wear perfume or cologne as strong scents can cause problems for the bees. Do not drink alcohol the evening prior to attending. All delegates will be required to sign a declaration in order to take part in the day’s activities
100% MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE
We like to run our workshops fairly and honestly. Your booking secures a very limited place, so is non-refundable - if you can’t make it, you can send a friend or colleague instead. If at the end of any of our workshops you haven't enjoyed yourself and don’t believe that it has helped you to achieve what it set out to, we will gladly refund you 100% of the price you paid.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
We are actively trying to help the environment, so all workshop confirmations and supporting information will be emailed to you, including a reminder the week before the workshop with details and directions to the farm.
HELP US TO HELP THE ENVIRONMENT
If you're able to car share, use public transport (we're just 18 minutes from Peterborough and Stamford train stations), cycle or have an electric car, use promo code ECO10 to save £10! You'll need to show us your train ticket, taxi receipt (or bicycle!) when you arrive.
LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE
Places are strictly limited and sell out every year so please do book early to avoid disappointment.