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Introduction to Beekeeping

13th March 2022
13th March 2022
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Introduction to Beekeeping

Sunday 13th March 2022

A one-day webinar course by ‘Zoom’

Have you or anyone you know ever thought of keeping bees, but needed to know more? This well established one day course will provide enough information to answer these questions……….

  • How much time do I need?
  • What equipment do I need?
  • How much does it cost?
  • Is my property large enough to keep bees on?
  • Where can I get bees and equipment?
  • Can I look inside a beehive before I start to see whether or not beekeeping is “for me”?
  • Is help available if I need it?
  • ……..and much, much more

The tutor is Roger Patterson, who started beekeeping in 1963. He has been teaching, demonstrating and writing about the craft for 50 years.

This is a popular annual event, now in its seventeenth year, but adapted for webinar presentation for 2022. It is organised by the Wisborough Green Beekeepers Association, whose members live in West Sussex and South Surrey, within about 15 miles of Wisborough Green. This day makes a good grounding for the practical “Preliminary Sessions” that we normally run at our teaching apiary near Wisborough Green.

Further information for beekeepers and non-beekeepers about the course and our “Preliminary Sessions”, which provide the opportunity to handle bees, can be found on  Contact Roger Patterson or 01403 790637 or 07976 306492 (no texts please), for course details, or John Glover 07900 453750, Booking is through the website or directly with Eventbrite who are managing bookings

Note: Beekeeping can vary a little depending on location because of such things as climate and available forage. This course is tailored for our area and will be presented live, so attendees can ask questions. A similar course with more general information to suit a national audience can be found permanently here BIBBA eLearning – BIBBA, although it is preferable to register for the local one if you can. On the same BIBBA link there is a free “taster” called “Beekeeping: What’s it all About”, that will give basic information to help you decide if the course is suitable for your needs.