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Use our calendar below to find out what's going on as part of the Bee Cause near you.

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Events calendar

Seeing the Whole of the Bee - An exploration of the principles of the Sunhive

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

An introduction to the Sunhive, as well as some of the principles embodied in the Trust's direction in apiculture. The talk will be given by Heidi Herrmann, one of the charity's trustees. The Trust's unique stance in the wider field of "natural beekeeping" has been variously featured on ITV, BBC and other media. Heidi Herrmann will be accompanied by Peter Brown, biodynamic farmer and Director of the Biodynamic Association, who manages the Trust's sunhive activities. Free event.

Contact: [email protected], 01264 386 836
Location: Picket Piece Village Hall, Walworth Road, Picket Piece, Andover, SP11 6LJ
Start time: 19:30
End time: 21:30
Organisation or Local Group: Natural Beekeeping Trust

Bee-centred Beekeeping: An Introduction

Saturday, March 7, 2015

If you attend this workshop you will arrive at an informed view of the honeybee colony, the "bee", its life, its interrelationships with nature and its essential needs. You will gain a good understanding of what might be needed on your part to do justice to honeybees and to become a proper carer for them. In case of hive visits, protective clothing will be provided. Price: £75.00 / friends of the Trust: £60.00. Includes: organic lunch, tea/coffee. Email to book.

Contact: [email protected]
Location: Bee Room, Hammerwood Road, Ashurst Wood, West Sussex, RH19 3RX
Start time: 09:30
End time: 17:00
Organisation or Local Group: Natural Beekeeping Trust

Sunhive Workshop

Friday, March 13, 2015 to Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sun Hive-making workshops are open to experienced beekeepers; beginners by arrangement. The workshop will take place over two and a half days and will involve weaving the straw skep baskets over wooden moulds which are built to precise measurements. The workshop fee includes tuition, pre-made wooden hoop frames, support structures, copy of Sun Hive book and organic lunch and refreshments on Saturday and Sunday. Course price: £300.

Contact: [email protected], 01733 704508
Location: Tablehurst Farm, London Road, Forest Row, RH18 5DP
Start time: 17:00
Organisation or Local Group: Natural Beekeeping Trust

Sustainable Beekeeping Weekend Course

Saturday, March 21, 2015 to Sunday, March 22, 2015

For anyone from beginners to experienced beekeepers who are interested in learning about more sustainable methods of beekeeping. Day one will take a look at the fascinating world of the honeybee, introducing key concepts in their biology and ecology. Day two will focus on how to keep bees in Waree hives and the practice of keeping bees within an ethical framework. Reserve your place by booking your place now on our registration page.

Contact: [email protected]
Location: Hawkwood Plant Nursery, 115 Hawkwood Crescent, London, E4 7UH
Start time: 10:00
End time: 17:30
Organisation or Local Group: Organiclea Community Growers