Beginners Biodynamic Beekeeping Workshop – June 14 & 15, 2014


Klaus at work
Klaus tending bees by Marc Geuzinge Photography

Bello Uccello Honeybee Sanctuary will be holding it’s seventh Beginners Beekeeping Workshop based on Biodynamic Principles on Saturday, June 14 and Sunday, June 15, 2014. These hands- on training classes fill up very quickly.

Klaus Langpohl, an experienced biodynamic beekeeper, will be your teacher and guide as he shares with you, one-on-one, the Amazing Life of the Honey Bee, inside and outside of the Hive . The workshop is designed to prepare you for your journey to become a Natural Beekeeper based on biodynamic principles. This is an intensive 15 hours of classroom and outdoor, hands-on experiences. In a small class setting you will learn about the world of the Queen of the Sun and you will:

– learn about the science of the bee and the hive and the life cycle of the bee
– discover how to take care of the bees without chemicals,
– gain hands on experiences with the hives,gaining confidence in approaching, observing and working with the hive throughout the season
– learn about the equipment and assembly of a hive, and make your own wooden frames for the hive and look at Top Bar Hive option
– practice the art of inspecting the hive and Seeing what to look for as a natural beekeeper
– learn about the pests and diseases which threaten the bees and natural solutions to these challenges
– discover the calendar of beekeeping as a biodynamic beekeeper and view the natural world relationships which influence the honey bee
– meet others in a small class setting who are also environmentally conscious and place a high value on organic/biodynamic food quality
– learn how to regress the size of the honey cell back to its original mite resistant size
– discover how to locate a hive on your property


Date of Course:: June 14th and June 15th,2014 – Saturday and Sunday

Time: 9am to 4:30 pm each day

Place: Plympton, Hwy 101, Digby County, Nova Scotia

Registration: Please register by email or phone 902 837-1030
Placement is secured upon receipt of your cheque or money order payable to
Klaus Langpohl, 6849 Gilberts Cove, Digby Co.,NS B0W 2R0
(please note that the class has 12 places available , and fill up quickly: guaranty of your place is made by receipt of payment for the course,
and you will receive confirmation of placement upon its arrival. )

Fee: $235.00 for two full days of classroom and outside learning experiences, with
homemade organic/local lunches and coffee breaks are included in the price

Books: Biodynamic Gardening for Biodynamic Beekeepers in North America by Maria Thun price 13.00

Equipment: you will need a veiled helmet,tight fitting rubber washing up gloves, light coloured clothing which covers you from head to toe, full footwear, socks which can
pull over your pant leg bottoms.

(If you are allergic to bee stings this is not the course for you. Klaus is a trained Austrian army paramedic. Signed liability waiver is required)

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