Thursday, 15 March 2018

Bee Keeping for Beginners and Improvers

A 23-week bee-keeping course from Westbury Art Centre’s resident bee-keeper, Mike Bensley.

Starting: 4 April from 7pm – 9pm.

Cost: £150

All students will be given hands on experience of handling bees.
Topics covered will include:
  • Apiary hygiene
  • Use of smoker (hive tool)
  • Manipulation of bee colony
  • What to look for: Workers, Queen, Drones, types of cells etc
  • Sealed and unsealed honey
  • Bee dances
  • Diseases
  • Swarm control
  • Queen rearing
  • Catching and hiving a swarm
  • Taking a bee sample
  • Making frames and hive parts

Further details are available from