Smallholding and bee keeping courses

If you're looking to try your hand at running a smallholding, why not have a go at one of the courses on organic farms listed below - from beekeeping courses for beginners to rearing chickens and pigs.

Natural beekeeping
28 March

Ragmans Lane Farm, Lower Lydbrook, Gloucestershire GL17 9PA

Do you want to keep bees? Or are you a beekeeper who wants to know more about natural beekeeping? Perhaps you just want bees in your garden? Join us for a weekend all about bees. This course provides...
Beekeeping weekend
25 April

Troed y Rhiw Organics, Troed y Rhiw Farm, Llwyndafydd, Llandysul, SA44 6BY

Explore an ever-growing and immensely popular pursuit. Bee populations across the world are collapsing catastrophically and we may lose one in three of every bite we eat. Keeping bees on a domestic l...
Agroecology: food for the future
27 April

Schumacher College, The Old Postern, Dartington, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6EA, UK

Miguel A Altieri and Clara Nicholls This course brings together leading voices in agroecology to provide a fascinating exploration of the principles of agroecology and how these can be applied to ens...
Starting up as a sustainable farmer and grower
16 May

Troed y Rhiw Organics, Troed y Rhiw Farm, Llwyndafydd, Llandysul, SA44 6BY

This day-long course looks at what it takes to be a sustainable grower and farmer. Farming is a profession that desperately needs more people coming into it, otherwise who will grow our food in the f...
Backyard chickens course
06 June

Commonwork, Bore Place, Chiddingstone, Nr Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7AR

As seen in BBC Good Food Magazine! Join John Shepherd, smallholder and Commonwork Tutor to find out what it takes to keep chickens, including food, housing and health. Read what BBC Good Food Magazin...
Beekeeping weekend
13 June

Troed y Rhiw Organics, Troed y Rhiw Farm, Llwyndafydd, Llandysul, SA44 6BY

Explore an ever-growing and immensely popular pursuit. Bee populations across the world are collapsing catastrophically and we may lose one in three of every bite we eat. Keeping bees on a domestic l...
Sustainable beekeeping
22 August

Ragmans Lane Farm, Lower Lydbrook, Goucestershire GL17 9PA

Do you want to keep bees? Or are you a beekeeper who wants to know more about natural beekeeping? Perhaps you just want bees in your garden? Join us for a weekend all about bees. This course provides...

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