Bee Keeping


One Day Bee Keeping Course with Michael White

Dates: 13, 26, 27 May 2022

Time: 10am – 4pm Light lunch included

Booked courses are non-refundable and non-transferable

Full details below


Bee Keeping: About the Day

Do you like the idea of keeping bees but don’t know where to start? Then this is the perfect course for you! Spend a day in beautiful surroundings learning the basics of bee keeping. Get hands-on experience with Brogdale’s resident bee keeping expert Michael White.

This one day course includes:

  • Exploration of the essential principles of bee keeping.
  • Familiarisation with equipment: bee suits, hives, frames, smokers, extractor etc.
  • Working on hives.
  • Exploration of bees, their life cycle and how to manage them.

This course is not suitable for children.

Allergies: This course is not recommended for anyone with an allergic reaction to bee stings

About the instructor:

Michael White, the founder of Rural Courses, was born and raised in the country and loved it so much that he stayed to build a self-sufficient life for him and his family. The skills and techniques he teaches are those he uses daily to sustain his way of life and his knowledge and enthusiasm for the subjects ensure an inspirational and informative day. For over ten years, Michael has run courses and workshops introducing hundreds of adults and children to a host of country activities. He has always had a particular passion for foraging and wild food and is a well-known writer and lecturer on the subject. To prove that it really is possible to live off the land, in 2009 Michael walked in excess of 300 miles from St. David’s, Wales to his home in Kent living exclusively on wild foraged foods.

What People Say…

‘Michael was exceptional – friendly, engaging, informative and extremely knowledgeable. He had a great connection with the group, answered any questions clearly and a passion for his subject that was easily conveyed to those who had some knowledge and none (most of us). Highly recommended thoroughly enjoyed, thank you’

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Additional information


13 May 22, 26 May 22, 27 May 22

The National Fruit Collection is one of the largest fruit collections in the world and is located at Brogdale Farm, near Faversham, Kent.

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