Heeley City Farm

Bee Keeping Course 2019
Saturday 20th April to Saturday 25th May

Due to demand we will be doing another 6 week bee keeping course in April 2019.

Heeley City Farm Bee Keeping Course 2019

Saturday 20th April till Saturday 25th May

Join our resident Bee Keeper, Nick, for a series of sessions and learn all about Bee keeping

All sessions are 10am till 1pm

Saturday 20th April: Preparing to keep bees/the basics

Introduction to bees, the equipment you need to keep them, health and safety and where to put your hive

Saturday 27th April: How to assemble hives and frames

Practical session learning about selection, construction and maintenance for your hive

Saturday 4th May: Hive observations/Swarm Control/Bee management

What to look for when observing your bees, what this means for your colony, and how to manage specific events in the hive

Saturday 11th May: The bee keeping year

From starting up your colony through to Winter hefting: getting through your first year successfully

Saturday 18th May: Harvesting honey

Learn to harvest honey and understand the good bee keeping practices and principles for harvesting that support a strong, healthy colony

Saturday 25th May: Feeding bees /management of pests & diseases

Good housekeeping of the hive, protection and treatment from common threats to the colony’s health

£75 (plus booking fee) for all 6 sessions

You can book here on the course here

For more information  Tel: 0794118 2028 or Email: nhorne@heeleyfarm.org.uk

Name: Nick
Phone: 0794 118 2028
Email: nhorne@heeleyfarm.org.uk
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15th February 2019 - Who caught the Farm on BBC Radio 4's Farming Today this morning? If not we've got you covered, click on the link to hear Sue, Sarah and one of our learners talk about the Farm and our young persons provisions. Click Here to listen. We start at around the 45sec mark.

The Farm Kitchen

Thursday 21st February

  • Soup

    Tomato and Lentil

  • Mains

    Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Pasta Bake

  • Potatoes