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.
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.
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
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.