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ADOPT A BEE HIVE
BEE GARDEN GIFTS
TOP BAR BEE HIVES
interesting visitor came to our bee hives in summer 2007 - see more
course is split into Theory and Practical which can be paid
for separately. Do the theory in the comfort of your own home. Do the
practical in sunny Cornwall- details further down this page.
INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING - THE THEORY
from home in your own time at your own pace. This is a theory course
intended for those thinking of keeping bees as a hobby both in a
National conventional hive or Top Bar hive. It covers everything you
need to know to keep a colony of bees healthy and happy, plus a bit more I hope.
The course consists of .pdf documents on disc.
This can be sent to any address you
specify which makes it an ideal and unusual gift.
me with any queries.
should also get some practical experience of handling bees.
BEEKEEPING EXPERIENCE DAYS
INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING - THE PRACTICAL
you are on holiday in Cornwall, looking for an original gift or
practical beekeeping experience.
are practical, hands on days out
working with me and the bees.
Discover the complex world of the bee hive close up as colonies are
inpected in a variety of bee
This can be the
perfect introduction to beekeeping, aquainting you with the
equipment and the bees, you may even see the queen (bee).
It can also be a chance to further your beekeeping education with plenty of time for questions and to pick the
brains of a professional beekeeper and bee breeder.
It can simply be
a unique day out in the beautiful natural surroundings of wild
Cornwall, the day is tailored to suit you.
You will not learn
everything you need to know to keep your own bees on just one day so this is the perfect addition to the
online beekeeping theory course.
can send you a Gift Certificate if this is a gift for somebody else,
just let me know.
Available during the active beekeeping season from May - August weather
permitting, 10.00 am - 3.00 pm with an hour's break for lunch (but it's all
you have paid or receive a Gift Certificate, keep an eye on the weather
forecast. When there is a confident forecast of good weather for at
least a few days (at least 17C, calm and dry) just 'phone and
arrange a day out at mutual convenience, there are no set dates for the
Full beekeeper's protective clothing, bee
suits and gloves
are provided but you'll need to bring or wear wellies. You will also need to
bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink. Be prepared to rough it a
little as my bees are out in the Cornish bush.
This makes a unique gift for anyone
interested in bees and the natural world."I wanted to thank you
for the bee keeping day with you. I had a really memorable day
and thoroughly enjoyed it. Your knowledge and love of your bees
is obviously vast and this as well as your professionalism shows in
your conversation and made the day.
I have read a fair bit
about bees but it's all a bit academic when the only bees I'd seen were
in my garden on my flowers. The day spent with you and your bees
brought it all to life. I sent my poor husband to sleep that
night there was so much to tell him!
Once again thank you so
much for your patience and the interesting day. Please feel free
to use this email or any part of it on your website if you want to, I
would highly recommend the day and hope to come again sometime. Karen"
If you're collecting bees, ad hoc practical beekeeping, brain-picking
sessions are available on a per hour basis when you visit - £20
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