IT'S ALL ABOUT THE BEES 
 

Workshops  Short courses on seasonal topics or skills 

Throughout the year the Bee Farmer runs a series of seasonal workshops. The workshops are designed to prepare the beekeeper for the next part of the season. Most of the workshops are aimed at beekeepers in the early phase of their beekeeping life. Seasoned beekeepers may appreciate a refresher or an alternative point of view. 
A Monster swarm is a Derbyshire Apple tree
A swarm in May 
 
"A swarm in May is worth a rick of hay. A swarm in June is worth a silver spoon", as the traditional rhyme goes. So why does a honeybee colony swarm? In this workshop you will discover:  
 
What is swarming 
The many factors that may trigger honeybees to swarm 
Simple tactics to manage the swarming instinct 
Swarm control methods 
Taking a swarm 
Opportunities presented by a swarm 
 
Event: 8th May 2019 at 7.30pm. Click HERE to join the mailing list  
Venue: Moira Village Hall, Ashby Rd, Moira, DE12 6DZ at 7.30pm until 9.30pm 
 
To book a ticket click HERE 
 
If you have any questions or wish to arrange a group booking email at events@thebeefarmer.co.uk 
Please note this is a classroom based event. Live honeybees won't be present. 
Honey SJM from school hives
A taste of honey  
 
Given fair weather through the summer your honeybees should have collected sufficient honey to share with you but how do you get the honey into a jar? In this workshop you will learn: 
What are the options in harvesting honey? 
How to remove honey from the hive 
Honey extraction equipment 
How to extract honey with an extractor 
Honey presentation 
Rules and regulations on honey production 
 
Event: Tickets not yet released Click HERE to join the mailing list  
Venue: YHA National Forest, DE12 6BD at 7.30pm until 9.30pm 
 
To book a ticket click HERE 
If you have any questions or wish to arrange a group booking email at events@thebeefarmer.co.uk 
Hives in the snow in Leicestershire
Preparing for your bees for winter 
 
None of us knows how long the winter will be. Preparing our bees in good time for winter is the key to having live bees in the spring. In this workshop we will examine: 
Feeding bees in autumn. Is it necessary? 
Pest control 
Apiary preparation 
Disease prevention 
 
Event: Tickets not yet released Click HERE to join the mailing list  
Venue: YHA National Forest, DE12 6BD at 7.30pm until 9.30pm 
 
To book a ticket click HERE 
If you have any questions or wish to arrange a group booking email at events@thebeefarmer.co.uk 
 
Honeybees in a loose cluster
Spring forward! Preparing your bees for spring time 
 
As the short days of late winter start to give way to the lengthening days of spring what should we do for our bees? In this workshop we discuss: 
Winter diseases 
Pest control 
Feeding. What sort and why 
Heading off spring losses 
Preparing for the spring build up. 
 
Event: Tickets not yet released Click HERE to join the mailing list  
Venue: YHA National Forest, DE12 6BD at 7.30pm until 9.30pm 
 
To book a ticket click HERE 
If you have any questions or wish to arrange a group booking email at events@thebeefarmer.co.uk 
 
 
If there is a topic you would like as a workshop please feel free to drop me an email with your idea. info@thebeefarmer.co.uk 
 
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