Sustainable Beekeeping Training

Sustainable Beekeeping Training

May 21st, 22nd, 23rd 10 am to 5pm

We are really excited to be hosting a 3 day Sustainable Beekeeping training run by experienced natural beekeeper, Sean Hearn

During the course we will look at beekeeping practice from a holistic perspective and seek to explore what a practice would look like if bee health and bee-centred design were at its core, rather than honey production

The course starts by seeking to understand the honeybee as deeply as possible. This includes basic biology, swarming behaviour and honeybees in the wild. We view this knowledge as an essential starting point on the journey to more sustainable ways of working with bees.

We will also seek to place honeybees in the context of the wider ecology and spend time understanding other types of bee including bumblebees and solitary bees

Then grounded in our understanding of bees we will then look into the craft of sustainably working with bees. This will include sustainable hive design, Warre management throughout the season, swarming, honeybee health and the sustainable harvest of honey, wax and propolis.

We will also spend time observing the beehives at Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust during the course.

This course is for anyone from beginners to experienced beekeepers who are interested in learning about more sustainable methods of beekeeping. There are 12 places available.

We are asking for £225 for the 3 day course and £180 concession rate and we are more than happy to talk about payment plans to make accessing this course as fair as possible.

To book a place on the course and with any questions please contact

We will be providing teas and coffees but ask that you bring along your own food for the day and a bee suit if you have one!

Beautiful accommodation is available at nearby Larkhill Tipis and Yurts for the course if required. Please contact

Camping may be possible at the Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust whilst you are on the course. Please contact Michelle on 07813464990 or for more info.

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