A workers' cooperative growing food on London's edge in the Lea Valley

Learn about bees

Sustainable Beekeeping course

2 day course, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September 2012.


This course is aimed at everyone from beginners to experienced beekeepers who are interested in learning about more sustainable methods of beekeeping. It will cover basic bee biology, introduce the theory and practice of sustainable beekeeping, deal with queries and experience observing bees in the apiary. The course takes place at the beautiful Hawkwood Nursery site, where beehives have been established using natural beekeeping techniques.

The course is being taught by Sean Hearn (beekeeper and former site worker at Hawkwood), Tim Evans (Hackney based community beekeeper) and John Haverson (very experienced beekeeper, and local swarm collection officer). Download the full course information sheet here.

Two day course, 9.30am-5pm both days. Course fee: £190 /£125 /£50. Includes lunch. See our course fee guide for details of how concessions apply.

Use our registration page to reserve a place on this course.

Click here for directions to the Hawkwood community plant nursery where the course takes place.


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