For the person who has an interest in beekeeping, and who wishes to take practical steps towards setting up a hive in 2017.
On this one day course you will:
1. Assemble and keep an economy cedar BS National brood box.
2. Assemble a sample brood frame fitted with new worker beeswax foundation. (A National brood box holds 11 frames when full. Additional frame parts are readily available from beekeeping suppliers).
3. Practise handling completed hives and equipment (without bees).
4. See examples and obtain advice on making other essential hive parts – e.g. cover boards / roofs / floors / feeders – including use of found materials.
5. Get practical advice and guidance for setting up a catch hive.
6. Get practical advice on hiving a swarm or nucleus.
Please note, in order to make good use of resources in a sustainable manner, timber may have solid live knots. All frames are also economy grade timber. The timber supplied is accurately machined, the parts fit together well, and the equipment you make can be expected to give good service for many years.
Cost and Booking: Total cost of the course is £90. This includes all materials for the National brood box and sample brood frame with wax foundation; tea or coffee at break times and hot soup with a roll at lunch time (please bring additional lunch items as you wish), A £50 reservation payment to Ashfield Community Enterprise will ensure a place on the course, with the balance of £40 payable on or before 16th January 2017. Please note, in the event of non-attendance the reservation payment will not be refunded, unless it is possible for another applicant to fill the place available.

Beekeeping - A Practical Start - One day course