Tuesday 17 September 2013

Natural beekeeper training at Dodnaze Community Centre

Bee Friendly Collective hosted a basic training weekend at Dodnaze Community Centre, Hebden Bridge last weekend 14th and 15th September.

We planned to meet the bees at Redacre Allotments in Mytholmroyd on Sunday afternoon but unfortunately the weather was too stormy to do this so we will re-arrange for a kinder day.

We had a very enjoyable weekend with lovely cake made by Alan and Kerry, and flapjacks and tea made by John. During the weekend a nucleus was formed of people who want to keep bees around the Dodnaze site. We hope soon that this will come to fruition and wish them every success and may their colony grow.

This was a free training, but we asked for donations for the charity Bees Abroad and we will be sending them a cheque for £50. Many thanks to all those who donated. The aim of Bees Abroad is to provide education and technical advice in Beekeeping and suitable business skills.

Thank you to Dodnaze Community Centre Committee who provided the venue free of charge.

Bee Friendly Collective Todmorden offers training to community groups and individuals around Todmorden and further afield if needed. Sometimes we need to pay for a venue and on those occasions we make a small charge to participants with concessions where appropriate.

The training we give is based on low intervention and beekeeping for the bees and not honey production.

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