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Hard Life

To collect a pound of honey a bee might have to fly a distance equivalent to twice round the world. This is likely to involve more than 10,000 flower visits on perhaps 500 foraging trips.
A worker honeybee in summer lives only 6 to 8 weeks from the time she hatches as an adult bee. Before that, it takes just 3 weeks for her to develop from an egg.

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Ashford Beekeeping For Beginners Course 2016

Published 4.Apr.2016, 9:23pm

Red Hot Pokers

Starting: Friday 6th May 2016 7pm - 9pm

Location: Community Room, TESCO Crooksfoot store, Hythe Road, Willesborough, Ashford, TN24 0YE  (off junction 10 of the M20)

Course Dates & Times:
Week 1 Friday 6th May 7-9pm
Week 2 Friday 13th May 7-9pm
Week 3 Friday 20th May 7-9pm
Week 4 Friday 27th May 7-9pm

This intensive theory course will be held over 4 consecutive evenings from 7pm to 9pm and will give you all the information that you need to successfully keep your first colony of bees. The course is tutored by an experienced and qualified beekeeper.

4 Week Course Outline:
Week 1: Colony Inhabitants Life Cycles Honey Bee Communication
Week 2: Beekeeping Equipment Costings
Week 3: Siting your Apiary Swarm Control Honey Extraction Integrated Pest Management
Week 4: Pests & Diseases

Course costs £70.00 per person. Price includes handouts, tea, coffee & biscuits.

For further information or to book a place please email

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