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A unique course: Treatment free beekeeping in horizontal hives Leo Sharashkin

Categories: Event Bookings , Beekeeping & Honey Hunting

11-12 November 2017.  A two day Course on treatment free beekeeping in horizontal hives with Dr Leo Sharashkin of Missouri, USA, in co-operation with Bees for Development

Times: 9am to 5.30pm on Saturday 11, and 9am to 4pm on Sunday 12 November.
Price: £325 (including VAT), this includes tuition, refreshments and lunch on both days.

Place: Ragmans Lane Farm, Forest of Dean, GL17 9PA.

The Course will cover all aspects of the natural beekeeping approach, 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 (UK), 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.


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