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The Benefits of Bees & Other Pollinators in the Garden.

Course code: F37P144
Type: Part Time
Location: Holme Lacy
Full Cost - £70.00

* Fees are chargeable each year and the fees quoted will be for the current year only, if the course is more than 1 year further fees will be due next year.

About the course

A classroom-based one-day course designed for those with an interest in biodiversity and who are eager to promote bees, butterflies, and other pollinators into the garden, window box or allotment.

This course will teach you about the importance of insects, their role in pollination and how to attract them into your garden without having to become a beekeeper, or resort to pesticides or even know that they are there.

What qualification will I gain?

On successful completion of the course, candidates will be awarded a college certificate ofattendance.

Why choose us

Holme Lacy College is set above the beautiful River Wye and boasts a 257 hectare mixed organic farm, woodland, orchards and lakes. Our courses delivered by our industry experts are designed to provide both the theory and practical knowledge and skills in a supportive and friendly environment.

What you could do next

Our short course provision at Holme Lacy College is continually growing. Why not try felting, Intro to dog grooming or‘Go wild with wildflowers.’

Popular modules

Section 1: Why attract pollinators?

  • The different types of bees

  • Is it a bee?

  • Other beneficial insects; wasps, butterflies, hoverflies, moths

  • Small mammals and amphibians, nature’s pest controllers.

  • From field to plate

Section 2: Plants & pollination

  • How to attract pollinators into the garden

  • When/ which plants to grow

  • Garden the seasons, saving seeds

  • Adapting the environment to accommodate important pollinators.

  • Bee hotels

  • Ponds don’t have to be dug when a dish will do.

1.30pm Section 3: An introduction to keeping honeybees.

  • Commitments and expectations of a beekeeper

  • The honeybee calendar.

  • The importance of maintaining a balanced bee population

  • The benefits of keeping honeybees

  • Predators, pests and diseases of honeybees

  • Hive products and their uses

  • Is it real honey or a fake import?

Key facts

Saturday 29th June 2024

10am to 3pm

Cost £70

Please bring your own packed lunch and a drink

Assessment methods

On successful completion of the course, candidates will be awarded a collegecertificate of attendance.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be 19 years or above to enrol on this course. No further entryrequirements are needed.