Practical Beekeeping course in London – Max 4 Students Per Tutor.

Course times and Dates – £210 per Student

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09.00 – 13:00May: Sat 11, Sun 12, Sat 18, Sun 19Course 1
09.90 – 13:00 June: Sat 22, Sun 23, Sat 29, Sun 30Course 2
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Why learn beekeeping with Bushwood Bees?

Beekeeping with Bushwood Bees

This course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge to take up the craft of beekeeping with confidence. We believe in quality over quantity, so we will only teach 4 students per 1 tutor (max 8 students per session). The course is split into 4 sessions to give you as much hands on experience as possible and to allow you to learn at a good pace. This course is uniquely held on the rooftop of the East London Mosque for the practical’s and we have a lovely meeting room for theory sessions. As its takes place on our rooftop apiary you will uniquely gain the skills to keep bees both at height and at ground level.

Beekeeping is a very practical skill to master and we pride ourselves in delivering the best hands-on course you will find. Many people keep bees on roofs, some in gardens, some at allotment sites, this course is quite unique and will give you the knowledge and skill to keep honey bees at any of these locations.

As well as teaching we have been heavily involved in the creation of courses for our local beekeeping association, give beekeeping talks and provide guidance to beginners and more experienced beekeepers. We have been teaching beekeeping for a number of years and have trained almost 300 students and many of these go on to be successful beekeepers. After the course we also provide guidance and support and setup groups for peer support.

Unlike most other courses we are available for support and advise in your early days as a new beekeeper. Read reviews from some of our past students here –

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What will I learn

Some of the Items we will teach include:-
-What to look for during inspections and why
-How to handle a colony of bees
-Swarm management techniques
-How to position your colony safely and site suitability
-Costs and time involved
-Equipment required
-Honey Extraction methods
-Honeybee Health

Course Location

The course will be mostly practical and will be run for the most part on the roof of the East London Mosque in Whitechapel E1. Many people in urban areas keep bees on roofs, gardens, allotments and parks. This course will give you the skills to keep bees in any of these environments.

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