Beekeeping for Beginners 16hr Weekend Course at Quirky Workshops @ Greystoke Cycle Cafe
These weekend 16 hour courses which include both theory and practical sessions (weather and bees permitting), are designed to equip beginners adequately to keep their own bees at home. They are run along BBKA course guidelines however with an accent on minimal use of chemicals where possible. By the end of the weekends you should have enough knowledge and inspiration to become a self reliant beekeeper!
Tutor Neil Cruickshank has been Beekeeping for many years and has some 12 hives throughout the Eden Valley in a variety of locations.
Many of us recognise the huge importance of bees for our environment, food and future, and yet bee colonies around the world are succumbing to disease and collapse.
For those of you keen to adopt a more natural and chemical-free approach to beekeeping please see our beginners natural bee keeping course. Please see our website for full details.
Some bee suits will be available for use- however we ask those who are able to bring/ their own or borrow from a friend to do so if they can.
There is also a Natural Beekeeping Day with Dr David Heaf on Good Friday at the Cycle Cafe. Dr Heaf is a national authority on Bee Friendly Beekeeping - and this is becoming a very popular approach using top bar hives which emulate the bees natural environment
This day is offered at a reduced price if taken as an add on the conventional weekend course - please see website.
£145 including lovely 2 course lunches and refreshments.
|Notes||The Cycle Cafe is a family-run tea garden with unusual opening times. Fri 12.00 to 18.00. Sat 10.00 to 18.00 and the second Sun of the month 10.00 to 18.00. We will serve any cyclists at other times with whatever we have, if of course we are about and available. Seasonal opening only, Apr to end Sept.|
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VenueQuirky Workshops @ Greystoke Cycle Cafe
Poplin Dub, Greystoke, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0UT
Map reference: NY 439312 Lat: 54.67273 Long: -2.87142
On the C2C Cycle route 200 yds north of Greystoke village green, direction Blencowe. We welcome all cyclists and walkers and ask all those with cars to walk the 350yds from the village car park around the Greystoke Castle walls.
We can offer parking in our driveway to cycle support vehicles and those attending our workshop days,
Bus links to Penrith and Keswick. Penrith railway station 5 miles
Parking : free
Nearest station : 5 miles (8.0 kms) from Penrith station
We have a ground floor toilet but not wide enough for wheelchair access.
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Self-assessed accessibility details
- Designated parking for guests with disabilities
- Within 50 metres approx. of entrance
- The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
- is gravel
- Drop-off point for guests outside entrance
- The route from the parking area to the entrance:
- Has steps and no ramp
- Steps to the main entrance
- Entrance is well lit
- Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
- Sugar free (diabetic)
- Gluten free (coeliacs)
- Lactose free (dairy free)
- Low potassium
- Low sodium
- Nut free
- Additive free
- Children's menu