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Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom

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March 2018

Beginners’ Course

March 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cherry Garden Farm, Cherry Garden Farm
Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom
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Session 1 of the "Full Course" and "Introduction Course" Hive types, positioning of your hive, where to purchase your hive, building frames, the concept of bee space. A short film about the life cycle of the honeybee.

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April 2018

Beginners’ Course

April 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cherry Garden Farm, Cherry Garden Farm
Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom
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Session 2 of the "Full Course" and "Introduction Course" Bee suits, lighting a smoker, hygiene. If possible, opening a hive with an experienced beekeeper. This will be dependent on spring temperatures.

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Beginners’ Course

April 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cherry Garden Farm, Cherry Garden Farm
Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom
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Extra Session - for the "Full Course" and "Introduction Course" Advice for those who need it with building their flat pack hive. Building frames. Sterilising wooden hives and sterilising poly hives.

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Beginners’ Course

April 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cherry Garden Farm, Cherry Garden Farm
Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom
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Session 3 of the "Full Course" and "Introduction Course" Handling bees. At 4:00pm - introduction to your bee buddy for those of you who have got bees or who are about to get bees.

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May 2018

Beginners’ Course

May 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cherry Garden Farm, Cherry Garden Farm
Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom
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Session 4 of the "Full Course" Dealing with swarming. How to do an artificial swarm. How to take the Queen out into a nucleus box.

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June 2018

Beginners’ Course

June 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cherry Garden Farm, Cherry Garden Farm
Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom
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Session 5 of the "Full Course" Handling bees. Feeders. Robbing.

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July 2018

Beginners’ Course

July 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cherry Garden Farm, Cherry Garden Farm
Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom
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Session 6 of the "Full Course" Bee Safari. Make sure you come for the whole day as it is only those who see all the scenarios who really improve as beekeepers. We will be visiting as many of your apiaries as possible.

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August 2018

Beginners’ Course

August 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cherry Garden Farm, Cherry Garden Farm
Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom
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Session 7 of the "Full Course" Honey extraction. Discussion of treatments to maintain the health of your colony. Volunteers will be needed to place the honey supers back on the hives. This will be done at about 7:00pm.

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September 2018

Beginners’ Course

September 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cherry Garden Farm, Cherry Garden Farm
Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom
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Session 8 of the "Full Course" Feeding, preparations for winter, insulation, quiz.

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