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Urban beekeeping workshop— 10am -4 pm cost £30 for the day

Urban beekeeping workshop— 10am -4 pm cost £30 for the day

17 August 2013 - 10:00am at The Coach House


AT THE COACH HOUSE 22 Walpole road, Kemptown BN2 e -07796054442


With expert Denis Stidder and Martin (from the Sussex Natural Beekeepers forum).  This is a unique course supporting natural Urban beekeeping. Maximum 10 persons.  Cost is £30 for the day 10am-4pm

here is a write up we received


“The beekeeping course was excellent and at £30 a total bargain. The

first half of the day was guided by Dennis Stidder, who has been

teaching bee keeping for over 30 years. He went through many of the

basics and explained about the more traditional Langstroth hives. He

had many stories and experiences to share and half way through the day

he opened up and showed us an active Langstroth hive. In the afternoon

we had Martin giving us an overview of more natural beekeeping

methods, including the Warre hive and the Top-bar hive. We finished by

discussing the pros and cons of each technique and tying it all

together to the broader political context of the UK beekeeping scene

and the problems faced with the future of British bees. This was an

excellent introduction for any aspiring beekeeper. When starting to

learn about beekeeping it can be very difficult to decide what kind of

beekeeping you should practice. There is an overwhelming amount of

information on the internet and in books. The combination of a

traditional and natural beekeeper on this course gave us different

sides of the story and an opportunity for us to have our many

questions answered. After going on this course I am in the process of


building my first top-bar hive and hope to start keeping bees soon!”

We have bees at the Coach House and at present have a swarm in a Top bar hive doing very well and keeping strong.

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