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Natural Beekeeping Courses at Embercombe, Devon

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  • jessiewatsonbrown
    Heard of Natural Beekeeping but not sure what its all about? Please see below for information on Embercombe s wonderful Natural Beekeeping courses. Please
    Message 1 of 4 , Mar 21, 2012
      Heard of Natural Beekeeping but not sure what its all about?

      Please see below for information on Embercombe's wonderful Natural Beekeeping courses.

      Please forward far and wide!

      Many thanks, Jessie ( jessie@... )

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      Natural Beekeeping Courses

      at Embercombe, Devon.

      Spring/Summer 2012

      Come and stay at Embercombe in Devon for an inspiring weekend learning about 'natural beekeeping' in top-bar hives - a bee friendly way to have bees in your garden with the possibility of your own honey harvest, but without the expense and complications associated with commercial beekeeping equipment. The course is facilitated by Phil Chandler the author of 'The Barefoot Beekeeper' (www.biobees.com) and Embercombe's own beekeepers Tim Hall and Jessie Watson Brown.

      The course is hands-on and experiential... come and meet the bees!

      £160 for beginner courses, £175 for intermediate courses - cost includes facilitation, camping in the garden and all meals (organic and from the gardens). Yurt accommodation available for £35.

      For more information and dates please visit www.embercombe.co.uk/bees or call 01647 252983
    • Barbara Lindberg
      Without reading the course content I would think it would cover how to do beekeeping using top bars. This method of beekeeping doesn’t use frames with
      Message 2 of 4 , Mar 21, 2012

        Without reading the course content I would think it would cover how to do beekeeping using top bars.  This method of beekeeping doesn’t use frames with plastic foundation.  As a result the combs are cut out to harvest and then a crush and strain method would be used to extract the honey—far cheaper than buying an extractor, etc., as used in traditional beekeeping,  This method is generally not adopted by large scale commercial operations.

         

        Natural would most likely refer to not using hard chemical treatments or antibiotics in the hive and instead would cover more hands-on methods to control and help maintain the health of the colonies.  They may use some naturally produced chemicals and products and this is most likely where natural beekeeping differentiates from organic beekeeping.

         

        Any time to get your hands on the bees and see an active hive is always a good time.

         

        Barbara

        Ontario, Canada

         


        From: Beekeeping@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Beekeeping@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of jessiewatsonbrown
        Sent: March 21, 2012 12:16 PM
        To: Beekeeping@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [Beekeeping] Natural Beekeeping Courses at Embercombe, Devon

         

         

        Heard of Natural Beekeeping but not sure what its all about?

        Please see below for information on Embercombe's wonderful Natural Beekeeping courses.

        Please forward far and wide!

        Many thanks, Jessie ( jessie@... )

        ----------------------------------------

        Natural Beekeeping Courses

        at Embercombe, Devon .

        Spring/Summer 2012

        Come and stay at Embercombe in Devon for an inspiring weekend learning about 'natural beekeeping' in top-bar hives - a bee friendly way to have bees in your garden with the possibility of your own honey harvest, but without the expense and complications associated with commercial beekeeping equipment. The course is facilitated by Phil Chandler the author of 'The Barefoot Beekeeper' (www.biobees.com) and Embercombe's own beekeepers Tim Hall and Jessie Watson Brown.

        The course is hands-on and experiential... come and meet the bees!

        £160 for beginner courses, £175 for intermediate courses - cost includes facilitation, camping in the garden and all meals (organic and from the gardens). Yurt accommodation available for £35.

        For more information and dates please visit www.embercombe.co.uk/bees or call 01647 252983

      • sidesaddle5@yahoo.com
        Sounds like just what I m looking for... but a bit of a commute from the US...  Maybe they ll tape it and put it on a DVD?  
        Message 3 of 4 , Mar 21, 2012
          Sounds like just what I'm looking for... but a bit of a commute from the US...  Maybe they'll tape it and put it on a DVD?
           
          <<this is most likely where natural beekeeping differentiates from organic beekeeping>>
          I thought actual organic beekeeping was all but impossible unless you are something like 10 miles away from the nearest garden or crops (because of chemicals or GMOs used on the plants)?
           
          Rhonda 
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        • milleruszk
          Sidesaddle, There will be big treatment free beekeeping conference in Leominster, MA at the end of July. http://beeuntoothers.com/ Tom _____ From:
          Message 4 of 4 , Mar 21, 2012

            Sidesaddle,

             

            There will be big treatment free beekeeping conference in Leominster , MA at the end of July.

             

            http://beeuntoothers.com/

             

            Tom

             


            From: Beekeeping@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Beekeeping@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of sidesaddle5@...
            Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 6:58 PM
            To: Beekeeping@yahoogroups.com
            Subject: Re: [Beekeeping] Natural Beekeeping Courses at Embercombe, Devon

             

             

            Sounds like just what I'm looking for... but a bit of a commute from the US ...  Maybe they'll tape it and put it on a DVD?

             

            <<this is most likely where natural beekeeping differentiates from organic beekeeping>>

            I thought actual organic beekeeping was all but impossible unless you are something like 10 miles away from the nearest garden or crops (because of chemicals or GMOs used on the plants)?

             

            Rhonda 

            Sidesaddle Hall of Famer

            Five-time US National Sidesaddle Champion

            ASA Instructor

            SSA A Instructor, Panel Judge (R)

            ARIA Level III Instructor (ss, reining, riding to hounds)

            Author: The Western Sidesaddle, Encyclopaedia of the Sidesaddle, Sidesaddle's Greatest Ideas

             

            American Sidesaddle Association

            The Side Saddle Source

             

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