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Introduction to Beekeeping


A one day course as an introduction to Bee keeping. You will learn about the management of the honey bee and different types of hives and equipment required for beekeeping. There will be the opportunity to examine a working hive.

This course will be run by highly experienced beekeeper Oliver Sinclair and will run from 10.00 am until 4.00pm

A home cooked meal, teas/coffee are provided

Special Requirements: A pair of gloves either rubber or leather garden gloves, long enough to tuck into a sleeve and boots, preferably Wellingtons and socks. Protective clothing will be provided. Please wear trousers.

Please note that this course is very weather dependent. Heavy rain and wind would prevent us from opening a hive and we may take the decision to cancel the course if the weather is not suitable.   If a decision is made to re schedule the course, you will be notified of the new date or will be booked onto the next course.

Oliver is an experienced and passionate  beekeeper. He has been the Chairman of East Grinstead Beekeepers Association for five years, where he has been leading the organisation to promote and increase the community’s understanding of honey bees, whilst also seeking to improve the skills and knowledge of local beekeepers.’