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On course for sweet taste of beekeeping
8:50am Friday 27th September 2013 in News
BUDDING beekeepers can take advantage of the success of hives in the gardens at Webbs, Wychbold, which has prompted the garden centre to run a series taster courses.
Professional beekeeper Chris Broad established eight hives in the Riverside Gardens earlier this year which have now provided 500 jars of exclusive Webbs’ honey which is selling in the store’s food hall.
Chris, who runs Saltway Honey with his wife Susan from Bromsgrove, will answer all the questions a prospective beekeeper might have from costs, time commitments, suitable hive locations and potential problems.
The two hour course includes an hour with the Webbs bee hives in the garden with protective bee suits provided. The second hour will be a classroom session outlining the equipment, recommended reading and answering questions.
The Beekeeping Taster Course will run on a choice of dates, Tuesday, October 8, 15 or 22 from 3pm to 5pm. The course costs £15 for two hours of which £5 will be donated to the National Beekeepers Association.
Chairman Ed Webb said: “We have had lots of interest from people who have seen our busy hives in the gardens and want to know a little more about whether it’s a hobby for them to take on at home. Chris Broad is an expert in the field and will pass on his enthusiasm and love for bee-keeping as well as his knowledge.”
Tickets can be purchased from reception at Webbs, Wychbold, or online at webbs.co.uk
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