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Chalet de Charme – Beginners Beekeeping Course

Join our 5 day residential Beginners Beekeeping course on the coast in lovely Dorset.
The course is very practical and you’ll get chance to handle the bees while learning all about the beekeeping year. We cover enough information during the week to enable you to feel confident enough to keep your own Bees, and we can advise on equipment and techniques to keep Bees in a natural way that supports their roles as pollinators as well as honey producers. We will also make some candles and wax wraps, and we will show you how to collect a swarm.
We provide suits and gloves.
We can act as your assessor and file the report to the eDofE site upon completion of the course.
You’ll be staying at our lovely rural thatched cottage where we have the apiary, along with chickens, cats, donkeys, sheep and horses all surrounding us.
All food and drink is included and the nearest station is Axminster. There’s free time scheduled during your stay to either enjoy the wonderful beach that’s a short walk, or any of the activities on offer locally.
The dates for 2021 are
5 to 9 July 2021 – 4 places left
12 to 16 July 2021 – 3 places left

We can offer non residential places if you are local, please contact us for more details.

Course location:
North Chideock, Dorset
Course fee:
£649 we accept a deposit of £150 to secure your place and the balance is due 8 weeks before you arrive

Course date:
05/07/2021
Course location:
West Dorset
Course fee:
£649