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Thu, 18 Apr



Sustainable Beekeeping - SOLD OUT

Learn how to keep bees whilst working in harmony with nature on this one day course, to help you wherever you are on your beekeeping journey with Tony Yarrow, a beekeeper of 50 years.

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Sustainable Beekeeping - SOLD OUT
Sustainable Beekeeping - SOLD OUT

Time & Location

18 Apr 2024, 09:45 – 16:30

FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton, OX7 6BJ

About the Event

The Course

Our Sustainable Beekeeping course is perfect for people wanting to learn the basics of beekeeping, or for those wanting to improve their techniques. Led by Tony Yarrow, FarmED's resident beekeeper, who has spent the past 50 years learning from bees, rather than books. During this course he will explain his bee-centric approach from understanding when the bees need intervention, to knowing when to let them do their own thing. Discover how beekeeping can be a partnership with the bees, where they work together with us, in harmony and the seasons. Learn the tips and tricks of what to look for in your hives and bees to ensure you have a happy, and healthy colony.

What you will learn:

- The basic equipment needed to start your own colony

- Discover what non-intrusive/low-intervention beekeeping involves

- Practise hive observations

- How to problem-solve common issues such as no honey being produced

- Beekeeping in harmony with nature

- How to spot the signs and prevent potential problems such as swarming

We want to help beekeepers, new and improved to feel knowledgeable and confident when nurturing their bees. Tony Yarrow has over 50 years of beekeeping experience and has made all the mistakes in the book, so you don't have to!

Not sure whether this course is right for you? Come along to our 'Let's Talk about Honeybees' lunchtime talk where Tony will be answering all your questions about honeybees. Limited tickets left, so book now!

About the Speaker:

Tony began keeping bees in Wales in 1975. He worked as a bee expert with two beehive manufacturing companies and has known and worked with some of the UK’s largest commercial beekeepers. Tony keeps 15-20 colonies in four sites in North Oxfordshire, including here at FarmED, producing around half a ton of surplus honey a year for the FarmED Cafe and kitchen. 

Listen to Tony's podcast episode whereever you get your podcasts, or watch it on Youtube here. 

Beekeepers are welcome to bring their protective clothing. 

Tiered Pricing

Delivery of our mission is a collective effort and our values embrace inclusivity and diversity. We don’t want price to be a barrier to anyone visiting FarmED or attending our events. Read more about our tiered pricing policy here.

If cost is a barrier to you attending, then please do ask us for financial support. The FarmED Bursary offers free or subsidised places to those that will benefit most.

Cancellation Policy

We understand that there may be times when you need to cancel your booking.  Our cancellation policy is outlined here.


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