Introduction to Beekeeping

Saturday 30 March 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00

Glencanisp Lodge, Lochinver

Scottish Crofting Federation

This beginner’s one day course is designed to provide an introduction to the world of honeybees & beekeeping. Beekeepers with little formal beekeeping experience may also benefit from this course. Tutors are available all day to answer questions.
Content: All the information required to understand the responsibilities of a beekeeper, and help you decide whether you want to keep bees.
The course covers: – The type of bee, the lifecycle of honeybee sexes/castes; Items & equipment needed; Seasonal management and time commitment; Honey bee requirements; Honeybee products; What next if you decide to keep bees.
Please note: This is a classroom-based course, due to the time of year and the location, there will not be any live bee handling on this course.

Tutors: Bill Paterson & Caroline Mackenzie

£40 per person NOTE: Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership Scheme can offer free places to residents and/or crofters from Coigach & Assynt.