Beekeeping Course for Beginners at Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Beekeeping Course for Beginners at Sheffield Botanical Gardens


Join the 6-week comprehensive introduction to beekeeping, hosted by Crude Honey at the picturesque Sheffield Botanical Gardens. This immersive course blends hands-on experience with in-depth classroom learning at the esteemed Dorothy Fox Learning Centre.

Course Highlights:

  • Practical beekeeping sessions at Crude Honey’s Production Hives.
  • Engaging classroom lessons in the serene environment of Sheffield Botanical Gardens.
  • Learn from Nick, a seasoned beekeeper and artisan honey producer.

Learn from an Expert

Nick, the founder of Crude Honey, brings over 14 years of beekeeping expertise. With his guidance, participants will explore natural and sustainable beekeeping practices across six detailed sessions. These sessions cover everything from the basics of beekeeping to advanced techniques and honey production.

Who Can Join?

This course is ideal for anyone from complete beginners to those seeking to enhance their beekeeping skills and confidence. Additional advanced courses and bespoke ‘Bee experiences’ are also on offer.

About Nick

Having started over a decade ago, Nick’s journey in beekeeping began with a local community project. He is not only a qualified beekeeper but also an experienced teacher in adult education. His venture, Crude Honey, is a testament to his passion for sustainable beekeeping and honey production.

Course Structure:

  1. Introduction to Beekeeping: Hives and Bees.
  2. Understanding and Placing a Hive.
  3. Managing Bees: Swarm Control and Lifecycle.
  4. Insights into the Beekeeping Year.
  5. Harvesting Honey: Techniques and Timing.
  6. Bee Health: Pest Management and Disease Identification.

Each session includes hands-on time with bees. Protective bee suits and gloves are provided. Participants are advised to wear sturdy footwear and trousers.

For more details and to enrol, contact Nick through Eventbrite.

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Sheffield Botanical Gardens, Clarkehouse Road, Broomhall, Sheffield, UK
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24th March, 2024
10:00 am
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