Bromley beekeepers beginners programme 2016 starting with a one day course (£25) at the branch apiary in Lower Sydenham on Saturday 23 April 10am-4pm.
The Beekeeping for Beginners Programme at Bromley Beekeepers 2016
The start-up session will be a whole day course at the branch apiary on Saturday 23rd April 2016.
There will be eight places.
If demand is sufficient a repeat session will take place on Saturday 30th April 2016.
The course will cover:-
English weather being what it is, full use will be made of the colonies in the apiary … or maybe not at all.
Venue: The apiary, Kent House Road Allotments and Leisure Gardens (KHLGA), 61A Kent House Road, Lower Sydenham, SE26 5LJ (opposite Woodbastwick Road).
Time: 10.00 am till 4.00 pm.
Please bring your own lunch. Tea and Coffee will be available.
Wear cotton clothing on the surface (bees get hooked into fluffy surfaces).
Bee suits will be provided as required.
Cost of the day: £25.00.
What follows is the opportunity to get involved in running and maintenance of the apiary at beginner weekday evening sessions at the branch apiary. These will be announced on the Bromley beekeepers website, these are expected to begin in early May. As usual weather decides the precise beginning. These evening sessions are designed to develop handling skills and broaden understanding of honey bee life style.
There is no charge for attending, but participants are expected to be branch members. “Friend” membership for those not currently owning bees is not expensive (see the Bromley website for details).
Beginners are also encouraged to attend the Disease Day, to be held on Saturday 21st May. See the Bromley website for details when available.
Further half day courses will be run during the late Spring and Summer with the aim of developing a fuller range of understanding and skills required for a first year of independent beekeeping.
Topics will include:-
ALL enquiries to Bob Jackman rfjackmanNOSPAM@yahoo.co.uk.