Don't miss the bee courses
The BeeHolder, Winter 2012
You will see in the forthcoming events section that there are some bee courses coming up in the new year. 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.
The first course is a one day session from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm on Saturday, Feb 19th 2013 aimed at the new/novice beekeeper. A lot of information packed in, and great value at £30. 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, 23rd Feb and 2nd March 2013, again 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at Gregynog. Price of this course is £40, so excellent value for an intensive two day study.
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. They are a great way to either get a flying start to your beekeeping future or rekindle the spirit of those of us who have lost a colony or two and want to get back on the horse.
He has a fair bit of equipment to get out and put back into his car, so if you can get there a bit earlier to lend a hand, that would be much appreciated. The course fees include coffee and tea, but please bring along lunch (or use the Gregynog cafe).
Note that the courses are subsidised by MBKA and hence are available to members only.