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The Bee Craft Courses Directory 2009
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BEGINNERS Venue: Three Roofs Apiary, Montpelier, equipment; feeding; wintering;
Quarndon, Derby DE22 5JW disease detection & control.
Cost: £55 There will be some protectiveCENTRAL ENGLAND
Contact: Margaret Cowley, Three Roofs clothing available. Please bring
Wellingtons.Derbyshire Apiary, 14 Montpelier,
Quarndon, Derby DE22 5JWAssociation: Chesterfield and District Leicestershire and Rutland
Telephone: 01332 556227Course Title: Beekeeping for Beginners Association: Leicestershire and Rutland
Email: Margaret@honeybee.org.ukTutors: Various experienced Society Course Title: Beginners Theory Course
Information: This course will have bothmembers
practical and theory elements. Tutors: Caroline Beardsmore andDate: 28 March to 10 May
It is suitable for those thinking AssociatesTime: 9.30–12.00 Saturday and
of keeping bees and those Date: 10 March to 7 AprilSunday on five weekends
who have just started. It Time: 19.30
Venue: Friends Meeting House, follows the syllabus of the Venue: Brooksby Bee Yard (NOT
27 Ashgate Road, Chesterfield British Beekeepers’ Brooksby College)
S40 4AG Association Basic Assessment. Cost: Free to members of L&RBKA or
Cost: £30 Herefordshire modest cost per session
Contact: GJ Richardson, Gosforth Farm Association: Herefordshire Contact: Caroline Beardsmore,
House, Stubley Lane, Dronfield Tamborough Cottage, Front
Woodhouse, Dronfield S18 8YN Course Title: Beginners and Improvers Street, Gaulby, Leics LE7 9BW
Telephone: 01246 419914 Course Telephone: 0116 259 6341
Email: gjands@tiscali.co.uk Tutor: Len Dixon, Master Beekeeper Email: csb@le.ac.ukDate: 11 March to 1 April
Information: Five lectures and five practical Web: www.lrbka.org
sessions. Covers the Time: 19.30 Information: A five-week theory course
requirements of the syllabus of Venue: WRVS Riverside Community designed to cover the basics
the BBKA Certificate in Learning Centre, Vicarage and leading into our practical
Beekeeping including Natural Road, Hereford HR1 2QN course
History; Equipment; Health; Cost: £25
Colony Management and Association: Leicestershire and RutlandContact: Colin Pavey, Dockhill Well
Swarms Course Title: Beginners Practical CourseFarmhouse, Brockhampton,
Organiser: Derby College HR1 4SA Tutors: Caroline Beardsmore and
Course Title: Spring Introduction to AssociatesTelephone: 01989 740249
Beekeeping Date: 21 April to 14 JulyEmail: cpavey@supanet.com
Tutor: Margaret Cowley Time: 19.30–21.30Web: www.herefordshirebeekeepers.
Date: 9 May to 28 June org.uk Venue: Brooksby Bee Yard (NOT
Time: 10.00–12.00 Saturday mornings Brooksby College)Information: The Course is followed by a
Venue: Broomfield Hall, Derby College, Practical Workshop. The fee Cost: Free to members of L&RBKA or
Morley near Derby includes free Associate modest cost per session
Cost: £85 plus £20 for OCN Membership. Contact: Caroline Beardsmore,
certificate Tamborough Cottage, FrontAssociation: Wye Valley
Contact: Margaret Cowley, Three Roofs Street, Gaulby, Leics LE7 9BWCourse Title: Practical Beekeeping
Apiary, 14 Montpelier, Telephone: 0116 259 6341Tutors: Dave Williams
Quarndon, Derby DE22 5JW Email: csb@le.ac.ukDate: 9 to 10 & 16 to 17 May
Telephone: 0800 028 0289 Web: www.lrbka.orgTime: 14.00–16.30 each day on two
Email: Margaret@honeybee.org.uk Information: A hands-on practical courseweekends
Web: www.derby-college.ac.uk following on from theVenue: Golden Valley Apiaries, Long
Beginners' Theory Course.Information: This course will have both Lane, Peterchurch,
practical and theory elements. Herefordshire HR2 0TF Northamptonshire
It is suitable for those thinking Cost: £25 (£15 for members of Wye Association: Northamptonshire
of keeping bees and those Valley BKA) £15 for juniors – Course Title: Beginners Beekeeping Course
who have just started. It age 16 or under Date: 24 January to 4 April
follows the syllabus of the Contact: Mrs S Wenczek or Mrs June
British Beekeepers’ Time: 10.00–12.00Williams
Association Basic Assessment. Venue: The Abbey Centre, Hunsbury,Telephone: 01544 388302 or 01981
550320 NorthamptonOrganiser: Three Roofs Apiary
Email: swenczek@hotmail.com or Cost: £35Course Title: Summer Introduction to
dj.gva@zen.co.uk Contact: Mrs Margaret Holland,Beekeeping
Information: Ideal for beginners or potential 22 Graham Hill, Silverstone,Tutors: Margaret Cowley
beekeepers. Subjects covered Northamptonshire NN12 8UQDate: 1 to 29 August
include: life cycle; basic Telephone: 01327 857328
Time: 9.00–12.15 Saturday mornings handling & management; Email: trainingofficer@northantsbees.org.uk
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