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Sustainable Beekeeping Course

7th April 2018 - 8th April 2018


7 - 8 April 2018 Ragmans Lane Farm, Forest of Dean, GL17 9PA


A Bees for development event

A weekend Course on sustainable beekeeping. We cover the management of bees, and natural ways to take care of them. This Course is suitable for those with or without previous knowledge of beekeeping.

Topics include:

  • Meet the bees - a hands-on look at honey bee colonies

  • The natural lifecycle of honey bees - basic bee biology and ecology

  • The relationship between bees and flowers - pollination, plants and biodiversity

  • Ways to obtain your first honey bee colony

  • Keeping bees healthy - what to do and when to act

  • Making and building low-cost hives - practical demonstration

  • Warre People's hives, top-bar hives, frame hives: we look at each and help you decide which approach is best for you and for your bees.

The Course cost is £195 (including VAT), with delicious, freshly cooked meals and refreshments.

9.30am-5.30pm on Saturday and 9.30am-4pm on Sunday.

Venue: for more information about the venue and directions please visit


  • Nature
  • Workshop


Ragmans Bunkhouse
Ragmans Lane Farm
Lower Lydbrook
GL17 9PA
01594 860244

O/S Ref: SO 065177

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  • Lydbrook


Ragmans Bunkhouse

The bunkhouse is a converted barn with its own beautiful gardens and outdoor hot tub. Rustic and slightly unconventional, with low-impact features.

Group and Hostel in or near Lydbrook
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