Border Beekeepers Winter Course

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Kelso High School

Angraflat Road,TD5 7NL

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BEGINNERS CLASSES 2020

Kelso High School, Angraflat Road, Kelso, Scottish Borders, TD5 7NL


Course leaders John Wilkinson. Kate Atchley



1-4 pm


Suitable for beginners or as a refresher.


Cost for 4 classes £100 – to include Border Beekeeper and Scottish Beekeepers Associations memberships for one year


February 9th Sunday Class 1


Film, The Honeybee

Beekeeping equipment – basic requirements

Hive, protective clothing, smoker hive tool, feeders

Beehive parts; frames; making up frames;

Bee space - importance of it in beekeeping

Different types of hive – pros and cons


March 1st Sunday Class 2


Bee biology

The honeybee colony ; queen, worker, drone

Life cycle

Division of labour; communication

Beeswax comb the natural bees nest – construction of honeycomb


March 22nd Sunday Class 3


The beekeeping year – what needs to be done in each season

Autumn; winter; spring; summer

Apiary sites

Equipment needed for each season


April 5th Sunday Class 4


Pests and diseases

Treatments

Bee plants

Hive products – honey; beeswax; pollen; propolis.

How to harvest and utilise them.


As part of the course, we will also endeavour to provide some practical experience in the apiary at the end of the course. Mentors will also be assigned to new beekeepers and advice on acquiring equipment and bees will also be given.

We will also have various books, DVDs and journals for people to use out of our collection.

John Wilkinson johnrobertwilkinson@gmail.com 01896 820500 / 07980129996

Booking is secured through the booking form on Eventbrite, and is non refundable, though if we are able to fill the place, we will endeavour to provide a refund.

The course fee includes membership of the Border Beekeepers Association and Scottish Beekeepers' Association


www.borderbeekeepers.com

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