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The specialist international beekeeping organisation
Making a difference worldwide
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This one-day Course is designed for people and organisations with interest to use beekeeping and honey and beeswax trade to alleviate poverty. It is not a hands-on course about bees. We do cover the different species of bees that are utilised world-wide, and introduce a range of topics concerning beekeeping in developing countries.
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Bees for Development's Course on sustainable beekeeping run by us at Ragman's Lane Permaculture Farm, in the Wye Valley. This renowned Course, now in its ninth year, covers the good management of bees and natural ways to care for them. We will help you to select the type of beehive that you want to use, and learn how to populate it with local bees. Suitable for those with or without previous knowledge of beekeeping.
Meet the bees - a hands-on look at a honey bee colony
"It was friendly, accommodated various levels of knowledge, and offered a vision of sustainability in beekeeping without being prescriptive. I think we were all inspired! The balance of theory and practice was just right." Course participant, 2014
Bees for Development provides introductory one day beekeeping courses run by Humble by Nature. These take place at Kate Humble's Farm, just south of Monmouth.
Unique course offered by visiting expert, Dr Leo Sharashkin from USA.