Courses

Novice’s Beekeeping Courses

2  Day Beginner Courses for those wishing to take up Beekeeping as a hobby.

Max. 6 people per course.

2 day Courses are for total beginners who are looking for a “Hands On” Course which will give you the confidence to get your first colony of honey bees.

The courses take place at East Farm, Nordelph, Downham Market, Norfolk.

Gift Vouchers Available – Please See Below

2 Day Course – Covers the basics steps of Beekeeping covering your first 2 years

Refreshments of tea/coffee/squash and biscuits available throughout the day.
A Homemade lunch is served daily. If you are a vegetarian just let us know in advance.

General theory on Honey Bees and their life cycle using a virtual hive
Hands on experience of opening hives and carrying out inspections
Equipment needed and its uses
Sourcing your first bees and where to locate your apiary
Spring cleaning – Feeding – Deceases and Treatment – Honey extraction – Swarm control and collecting – Over wintering

The Course will give you the confidence to get your first colony of honey bees.

SOME OF YOU WILL MAY HAVE ALREADY PURCHASED SOME EQUIPMENT ( BEE SUIT ETC. )
FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT HAVE ANY EQUIPMENT, ALL WILL BE SUPPLIED ON THE COURSE.

COURSE PRICES

2 day Course £195 per person

COURSE DATES – 2018

2 Day Courses
 Course 1 – Sat–Sun 28th-29th April FULL
Course 2 – Sat–Sun 12th-13th May FULL
Course 3 – Sat-Sun 2nd-3rd June FULL

To Book your place, please click on BOOK YOUR COURSE.

Please complete all the boxes and submit.

You will then be directed to Paypal to make your deposit payment.

Book Your Course

If you would prefer to pay by Internet banking, please call me 01366 324346

On receipt of Deposit Payment / Booking form I will email you your confirmation


Should you require Bed and Breakfast at the farm house with your course, details and photos are on the B&B web page. B&B reservations can only be made on the Course Booking Page.

BOOKING TERMS

Places are confirmed on receipt of a £50 deposit per person and the completed booking form. The balance of course payment is due 4 weeks prior to start of the course. I will email you approx. 5 weeks prior to the course starting with your balance invoice and directions/map to the farm.

Deposits are non-refundable – if final payment not received within 25 days of the course commencing, your place will be cancelled enabling me to fill your place as each course has a maximum of 6 people on it.

Your balance Payment can be made by Internet Banking, Cheque or by Paypal. Full details will be on your invoice.

If you have chosen the B&B option, payment for this is due when you stay not before.

Please Note:
My hives are placed on a working farm. If you have any disability which might make it difficult for you to reach hive locations, please call to discuss in advance. Every effort will be made to accommodate you.

GIFT VOUCHER
If you would like to purchase a course as a present for someone, please complete the booking form as if for yourself. In the Special Requirements Box – let me know you wish this to be a present and the name of the person it is for. I can then send you a gift card to give to the recipient. I ask that all Gift Vouchers are paid in full at the time of purchase.