Annual conference
Course details

Living in harmony with honeybees

Starts: 21 June 2013 09:00
Ends: 21 June 2013 17:00

Waltham Place, Church Hill, White Waltham, near Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 3JH

This workshop is suitable for anyone interested in the honeybee, and beekeepers wishing to explore natural forms of bee husbandry are most welcome.

In light of the declining vitality of the honeybee, many of us feel called upon to engage with bees. The honeybee is precious to us, and its suffering touches us all.

The Natural Beekeeping Trust is a leading force in advocating uncompromising bee-friendly husbandry: beekeeping for bees.

What honeybees need to recover health and vitality goes far beyond what beekeepers can provide, and should be viewed as a concern for all human beings. The bees may be telling us to engage with Nature in new ways for the greater benefit of all.

During this workshop we shall examine together in which ways we may all contribute positively to the well-being of the honey bee. A truly holistic approach to beekeeping encompasses more than the choice of hive or specific husbandry regime – it involves taking a fresh look at our environment, through the eyes of bees and other insects.

Topics covered will include the principles of bee-friendly husbandry, some highlights of bee colony life, as well as gardening and planting for bees.

A guided tour of the beautiful gardens led by the head gardener and a visit to the resident hives form part of the programme. The iconic Sun Hive will be on display in the grounds.

Cost: £65

Contact: T: 01628 825517 E: estateoffice@walthamplace.com



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