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Chalets de Charme Ltd – 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 wax wraps, and we will show you how to collect a swarm.
We provide suits and gloves.
We can act as your assessor and upload your assesors report to eDofE upon completion of the course.
You’ll be staying in our lovely rural thatched cottage garden in luxury Teepees 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 2022 are
4 to 8 July 2022
11 to 15 July 2022
18 to 22 July 2022

We’ve just won 3rd place in the National Honey Show for our honey, and 1st place for our wax wraps so you’re in good hands 🙂

Helen 07494 935650
Course fee: £749 we accept a deposit of £150 to secure your place and the balance is due 8 weeks before you arrive.

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