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Beekeeping Taster Session£25.00 – £45.00
The Tree Bee Society’s Beekeeping Taster Sessions are ideal for those who are looking to become beekeepers, but would like a bit more hands on experience before they commit. At our Taster Session all beekeeping beginners will;
- Be introduced to Beekeeping Equipment
- Discuss hive safety
- Receive a Hive Demonstration
- Handle a live colony of Honeybees
- Discuss various aspects of the Hive
We have Taster Sessions available for both Individuals or Families* so you can encourage the whole family to take part! All our Taster Sessions are run by experienced Tree Bee Beekeepers and last approximately one hour. Participants who enjoy their Taster Session are welcome to inquire about our Beekeeping Courses.
Our final Beekeeping Taster Session of 2018 will be Saturday the 18th of August. Please make sure that if you have booked a session and not already used your voucher, that you use it either on or before this date.
In order to book your Beekeeping Taster Session, please contact the Tree Bee Society on 01704 894 018.
Conflict Bees Nesting in Urban Dwellings
Designed specifically for the Pest Control and Facilities/Property Management Industries, this course aims to inform about the identification, nesting habits and behaviour of the most common pollinator species of Bumble and Honeybee that may be encountered as a conflict species.
This informed knowledge gained from this course can then be used to decide the best course of action for each species, such as information advice and guidance for cohabitation, interim seasonal remedial action or the eventual live removal of the colony by suitably trained and qualified individuals.
This course will also train those in attendance on Honeybee Swarm Removal, allowing those who have attended access to our Tree Bee Swarm Collection Scheme.
To book onto this course, please click here
Conflict Honey Bees Nesting in Urban Dwellings
This course follows on from the introduction training Conflict Bees in Urban Dwellings and is
designed to teach pest controllers how to become approved and competent in live honey bee
removal techniques using the Trap Out method of removal from cavity walls and voids. This
method works without causing any harm to the bees in a way that keeps the colony alive,
sustainable and viable.
Geocaching is the world’s largest treasure hunt, all around us are hidden containers known as
caches. Each cache has been deliberately hidden by someone and they can only be found by using
a unique set of co-ordinates.
The caches are located by using satellites orbiting the earth (geo), hence the name geocaching.
Some caches have only a log book to sign others contain tradeable items or if you are lucky you
can find items that can be tracked at home on your PC by satellite’s on their journey around the
The game is played by millions of people worldwide and it is free and easy to play, all you need is
a Global Positioning System device (GPS) such as a modern smart phone or a dedicated GPS
receiver (not a sat-nav) the location of the caches and you are good to go, but remember the
caches have been deliberately hidden and even with the correct co-ordinates they are not always
that easy to find.
This accredited rural skills training course has been written to help you understand how to get the
most out of this fun and free global outdoor game by teaching you the history of geocaching and
how to locate different types of treasure, from geocoins, trackables, hard to find micro caches,
puzzle caches to earth and science caches. You will also learn how to build your own cache, get
ideas on where to hide it safely and how to submit its co-ordinates for other Geocachers to find.
The course is delivered over one day and is split between a morning inside being taught about
geocaching to enable you to get most enjoyment possible from this fun addictive and rewarding
hobby. Your afternoon is spent outside under your own supervision in the open air finding and
recording your first geocaches.
Hive Stand Building
Wanting to build a stand for your bee hive but unsure of the design? Are you unsure about using tools or not confident about DIY? Join our expert Beekeepers down at Burscough Community Farm for our Hive Stand building workshop!
During this two-three hour workshop you’ll learn how to hand craft a study hive stand using power tools from cuts of wood. First, one of our Beekeepers will demonstrate for you, then it’s up to you! At the end of the day you’ll have your very own hive stand to take home for your Honeybees.
Introduction to Beekeeping£125.00
This one day training course is written, designed and delivered by Andy our master beekeeper at The Tree Bee Society of Great Britain and the course is accredited and certificated by United Kingdom Rural Skills (UKRS). This training course is designed for anyone that is thinking about taking up beekeeping but is not sure where to begin, how much time and effort is involved or how much it all costs.
The course explains all about bees and the different types of equipment and hives that are available. This course is classroom based and makes an ideal gift for a birthday, anniversary, mother or fathers day and can be followed up by anyone wanting to progress their training further with our Level One and Level Two Beekeeping Courses. We limit the numbers of each of these courses to ten people so that they do not become overcrowded.
“So informative and enjoyable, The Tree Bee team are very supportive and fun, the course has really enthused me.”
“Very interesting and informative, looking forward to starting the level one.”
Level 1 Apiculture£250.00
This accredited practical course will take you through a beekeeping season, where our experienced Beekeepers and Instructors will teach you about the more practical elements of Beekeeping. This course is externally accredited via UK Rural Skills and is aimed at those who have taken the Introduction to Beekeeping (Foundation) course with the Tree Bee Society previously.
This course will see you learn how to build certain elements of your hives and maintain them, as well as explaining the practicality behind beesuits, smokers and other hive practices.
Please note: If you wish to take this course, you must have first completed our Introduction to Beekeeping (Foundation) Course.