Beginner’s Beekeeping Course Online
Come and learn the basics with Ali Alzein from Bees and Refugees. This will be a basic course delivered over four weeks via Zoom. For participants who are local, it will include an opportunity for them to take part in a practical session at the apiary at Phoenix Farm in White City in the Spring. The course is designed to be delivered over four sessions on the following dates:
- Thursday 14th January 2021, 7-8:30pm – session #1
- Thursday 21st January 2021, 7-8:30pm – session #2
- Thursday 11th February 2021, 7-8:30pm – session #3
- Thursday 18th February 2021, 7-8:30pm – session #4
Below is an outline of learning for the 4-week course:
Class #1: Introduction to the Honeybee
The biology of the bee, stages of bee development, types of bees in the hive, species of bees, bee dances, components of honey and its benefits, the bee in mythology.
Class #2: Introduction to the Beekeeper
History of beekeeping, beekeeping equipment, types of hives, comparative beekeeping (commercial vs. organic) (European vs. Asian vs. Arab vs. African), Beekeeping in the UK.
Class #3: Getting Started with Beekeeping
Personal health and safety introduction, when and where to start, introducing a new hive, carrying out inspections, caring for the hive in winter, the rules of feeding.
Class #4: Up keeping the Hive & Growing Colonies Sustainably
Checking for diseases, methods of treatment, managing bee predators. What is a swarm? Ways of splitting hives, catching a swarm, and queen rearing.
There is a minimum donation of £20 for the 4 week course.
We will be recording the sessions so if you cannot attend the above dates but would like to view the recordings in your own time, please book your ticket via the link below and we will send you the recordings.