Bee Course It Is There
The BeeHolder, January 2012
This is the answer to the question How do we learn about bees? You will see in the Forthcoming Events section that there are some bee courses coming up in the new year. Now that we have the training apiary at Gregynog, we will be utilising it as much as possible for that purpose. Not only does it provide our members with the opportunity to learn more of the craft, it helps spread the workload of looking after the bees.
And of course our old friend Brian Goodwin will be providing three days of courses at Gregynog. These will be a combination of classroom and hands-on in the apiary, subject to weather. The first course will be a one day session from 10am to 4:30 pm on Saturday Feb 11th aimed at the new/novice beekeeper.
A two-day Beekeeping course for those who have had a minimum of a 12 months of keeping bees will be held on the consecutive Saturdays 25th Feb and 3rd March, again 10 am to 4:30 pm at Gregynog.
Brian's courses have been very well received in the past and he is good at pitching the content of the course to the right level given the experience of the students.
There will be a fee for these courses : MBKA members will pay 20 for the beginners' course,and £30 for the two-day intermediate course. Contact the chairman to enquire about prices for non-mambers. The price will include coffee and tea, but please bring lunch to share.