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Axminster Skill Centre is introducing a ‘Build a Beehive’ course.

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Always keen to add new and interesting courses to its portfolio, Axminster Skill Centre is introducing a ‘Build a Beehive’ course with the first one taking place in June. If you are planning to take up bee keeping as a hobby, then this would be a useful course to take.

The two day beehive making course will provide the know-how to enable you to make a 12” x 14” British National hive from scratch and the skills to progress further, using small machine tools with confidence.

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The course tutored by experienced bee keeper, Ed Cruwys, will explore the equipment and materials needed together with timber preparation, jig making, jointing and construction. At the end of the course, students will take home a British National hive constructed from Western Red Cedar. Ed will both explain and demonstrate techniques to the group, and this is supported with a step-by-step guide. This is very much a hands-on course during which students are able to work at their own pace.

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“Honey bees are responsible for pollinating approximately 80% of the world's food crops but are in decline and this is attributed to a combination of adverse weather and modern farming practices.  What better way to combine two of my key interests than to teach others how to make a beehive? Build your own hive, keep some bees, join your local Beekeeping Association and let's put some bees back into the countryside” said Ed Cruwys.

Courses are scheduled for 10-11 June and 13-14 November. The cost is £255 and covers all course materials with refreshments and a light lunch on both days. 

 

 

 
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