Other beekeeping courses in 2015

Comb Workshop

On Saturday afternoon 4th July we have a Comb Workshop at Henfaes near Abergwyngregyn with Frank Gellatly, Regional Bee Inspector for Wales. Your chance to see combs infected with AFB and EFB in closely controlled conditions. This event has been supported by Bee Disease Insurance Ltd. Members of Conwy Beekeepers and non-members are welcome. Please email secretary@conwybeekeepers.org.uk to book a place.

National Beekeeping Centre Wales

One day, weekend and winter evening beekeeping courses at Henfaes near Abergwyngregyn LL33 0LB. Intensive beekeeping weekends, taster days, hive building workshop, queen rearing, microscopy, candlemaking, skep making, making hand creams. Let us know what new courses you would like to see. Visitor Centre at Furnace Farm near Tal y Cafn, Conwy Valley, open all year round, with live webcam from the nearby apiary. “Meet the bees” sessions for the public and school groups, April to September www.beeswales.co.uk.

Sensible Beekeeping

Caerphilly, south Wales
Wide variety of beekeeping courses www.sensiblebeekeeping.co.uk.

Woodland Skills Centre

Bodfari near Denbigh
Wide variety of weekend courses until November www.woodlandskillscentre.co.uk.

Moelyci Environmental Centre

Tregarth near Bangor
Various courses www.moelyci.org/en/home-page.

2 Responses to Other beekeeping courses in 2015

  1. martin burgess says:

    Please could you let me know if it would be too late to join the association and be able to rent a nuc for this year???
    Also the meeting this saturday would I be able to attend that to get some further information???
    We live on Halkyn mountain in rhosesmor, not sure if that would be a suitable location for keeping bees???
    Thanks Martin Burgess

    • paul dalton says:

      Honey is collected off the Heather when it flowers late in the season on Denbigh moors and from Moel Famar in Mold far above you so I don’t think Pentre Halkyn or the mountain will be a problem. I believe that your area is warmed up locally by the Dee estuary during the summer so your bees could manage I’m quite sure. Your bee seasons will be different living on the mountain and wintering down could be something else but you’ll have to talk to the local keepers. I only started last year with one nuc but already have three colonies now. Keep asking the questions and eventually the answers will come. Good luck. Paul Dalton

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