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Oak Tree Cottage Apiary, based in the beautiful hamlet of Flaxley in Gloucestershire, run 1 day and weekend beginners beekeeping courses.
A mix of both classroom-based and hands-on sessions cover all the basics you need to know to get you started in beekeeping. Learn to produce your own honey and beeswax products that make ideal gifts for friends and family.
Courses can be purchased as gift cards and make ideal presents.
Why not make a weekend of it with our free camping pitches and b-b-q.
Check out the website or contact us direct on 01452 762779
Chicken School provides professional, vet approved, group chicken keeping courses, where you can meet like minded people. It also offer 1-2-1 chicken keeping courses individually tailored for you and your family. The courses are suited for beginners and existing keepers. Teaching you everything you need to know; we promote good chicken keeping skills to ensure you get the most from your hens. Come and see how it all works in the back garden. Consultancy and advisory also available, we teach at organisations, pet shops etc and offer talks on keeping chickens.
Ferric Fusion run one and two day beginner’s courses in traditional blacksmithing. The weekend courses are based in St Clears, near Carmarthen in West Wales. Small groups (never more than four at a time) ensure that you are given individual and personal attention.
Aaron, the blacksmith, uses his teaching skills to gently guide you through the whole process, explaining each step comprehensively and allowing you to work at your own pace. Course participants are able to take away a variety of handmade objects including hooks, brackets, pokers etc. The courses make a fantastic gift for anyone interested in having a go at this ancient craft.
They have been featured in a number of magazines and newspapers including the Sunday Telegraph.
Accommodation is not provided but we can provide details of some excellent nearby B&B’s and hotels.
Additional interesting courses will be added as soon as we find those worthy of inclusion to give a wider selection of an unusual holiday break. Unfortunately some small operations have now closed - a sign of the times?
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