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Treatment free beekeeping in horizontal hives with Leo Sharashkin November 2017

United Kingdom

11-12 November 2017 Ragmans Lane Farm, Forest of Dean, GL17 9PA

A Bees for development event

Weekend Course on treatment free beekeeping in horizontal hives with Dr Leo Sharashkin of Missouri, USA.

The Course will take a natural approach to beekeeping including:

  • How bees live in nature and how to respect their ways in your apiary.
  • Natural and less intensive management.
  • Start or increase an apiary by attracting swarms of local bees.
  • Horizontal hives and their advantages.
  • Wax foundation v foundationless natural comb.
  • Colony management - what to do and what not to do.
  • One-box hive, no feeding, no queen excluders, no requeening.
  • Healthy strong colonies without any treatments.

Dr Leo Sharashkin is editor of Keeping Bees With a Smile: A Vision and Practice of Natural Apiculture, a comprehensive resource on keeping bees naturally in horizontal hives. He is contributor to American Bee Journal, The Beekeepers Quarterly, and Acres USA, and speaks internationally on sustainable beekeeping, organic growing, and Earth-friendly living. He holds a PhD in Forestry from the University of Missouri and a Master’s in Natural Resources from Indiana University, USA.

Price: £325 this includes tuition, refreshments and lunch on both days, and VAT.

Venue: for more information about the venue and directions please visit

Accommodation: simple, shared Bunk House accommodation is available at the Farm at £15 per night for Friday and/or Saturday night or please visit our local accommodation page for our recommendations

To book please  click here or call us on 01600 714848.

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