An introduction to Top Bar Hives – includes make your own

This one-day course will be held in Yorkshire on 7th April 2018.

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This thought provoking and practical course aims to introduce participants to top bar hive beekeeping and its application in Africa and the UK.

  • We will discuss the practice of beekeeping in both East and West Africa and various styles of hive.
  • You will taste a selection of African honeys.
  • We will demonstrate making top bar hives from both wattle and daub and wood.
  • You will be provided with materials to make your own wooden top bar hive to take home. If you prefer you can help someone make theirs. The hive will be fully functional and suitable for use in the UK.
  • We discuss beekeeping in the context of sustainable social enterprises for the relief of poverty
  • Suitable for those with and without beekeeping experience. This course is run in conjunction with Fell Edge Farm Centre who are generously providing the venue free of charge.

Course tutors: Dawn Williamson and Paul Bloch – Bees Abroad Project Managers

Dates: Saturday 7th April 2018

Start: 9.00 am Finish: 5.00 pm

Venue: Fell Edge Farm, Skipton, West Yorkshire, LS29 9JX

Light lunch is included in the price.

Choose the fee that is right for you:

To encourage an equal opportunity for all, we are offering a reduced rate to those who are unwaged. This is because the venue is kindly being given by Dr Solomon’s free of charge and Dawn Williamson and Paul Bloch our trainers are volunteer project managers.

The higher fee reflects the full cost of materials used on the day and a higher donation Bees Abroad project work abroad.

We hope the lower fee will encourage those who would otherwise be unable to attend, learn new skills and more about our work abroad.

If you do not wish to build a hive on your own, you can share or join in with someone else.  You do not have to pay for materials if you don’t wish to build the hive and take it away. It is entirely up to you ….

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