Bee Keeping


One Day Bee Keeping Course with Michael White

Dates: 6th, 7th, 20th, 21st, 27th June 2024

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 beekeeping. Get hands-on experience with Brogdale’s resident beekeeping expert Michael White.

This one-day course includes:

  • Exploration of the essential principles of beekeeping.
  • Familiarisation with equipment: bee suits, hives, frames, smokers, extractors, 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 himself 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 is possible to live off the land, in 2009 Michael walked more than 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 had a passion for his subject that was easily conveyed to those who had some knowledge and none (most of us). Highly recommended and thoroughly enjoyed, thank you

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Additional information


6th June 2024, 7th June 2024, 20th June 2024, 21st June 2024, 27th June 2024

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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