This is an example of one of our improving beekeepers courses.
Next Improvers course will be in the spring of 2018.
Julia Piggot & Martin Hoggard will run an Improver Course for Beekeepers on behalf of Penrith Beekeepers Association. It will be of interest to anyone who has been a beekeeper for at least one year and would like to improve their skills, knowledge and understanding about beekeeping.
Julia is a highly experienced beekeeper and trainer. She and Martin run the Brigsteer Bee Reserve, just outside Kendal. More information about Julia, the Bee Reserve and her training programmes, along with course feedback, can be found at www.BeeEd.org.uk
Improver Course for Beekeepers is a one day course.
Although the course does NOT include work with live bees it is still very ‘hands on’. It will combine theory with practise and will cover the following topics:
- Queen rearing
- Nosema identification and management including microscopy *
- Integrated approaches to varroa recognition and management
- New comb
- Record keeping
Prior to the course, delegates will be invited to complete a ‘knowledge assessment’ so their individual needs can be addressed.
Fee: £45 (Concession: PBKA Members £40) This includes tuition and refreshments.
Closing date for applications:
Please note that Refunds will only be given if notice of cancellation is received by: 4th March 2017.