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Bee Keeping Course – 29 June – 6 June

Getting started with bees: Two introductory sessions with experienced beekeeper and tutor Nigel Costley. Although only four hours in total, this broad-ranging course will attempt to cover any queries you may have.


Nelson Environment Centre is delighted to host Nigel Costley and his beginners beekeeping course again.

Getting started with bees: Two introductory sessions with experienced beekeeper and tutor Nigel Costley. Although only four hours in total, this broad-ranging course will attempt to cover any queries you may have.

Session One: 7pm, Wednesday, 29th June 2016. The biology and life cycle of the honey bee. Something also on the history of beekeeping, with emphasis on the Langstroth hive revolution and the evolution of modern beekeeping. This will also cover the diseases and enemies of the bee (including humans).

Session Two: 7pm, Wednesday 6th July 2016. The hive and products of the hive which includes honey, the economic importance of pollen and pollination, and several other products. The constituents of the hive and what equipment you must have. What is entailed in setting up a hive? Where to from here?

This has always been a popular course, and PRE-REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL – so I would urge you to make an early registration and payment on the Chalkle Website – https://chalkle.com/nelsonenvironmentcentre/beginners-bee-keeping/12263

If you have any queries ahead of the event, please contact Nelson Environment Centre on 03 545 9176.

Article type: Training
Start date: June 29, 2016
Start time: 7:00 PM
End Date: June 29, 2016
End Time: 9:00 PM
Venue:Nelson Environment Centre, 1A Braemar Place, Franklyn Street, Nelson

Cost: $45

Contact Name: Karen Driver
Contact Phone: 03 545 9176
Contact Email: info@nec.org.nz