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CRAFTS AND RURAL SKILLS 

Charcoal Making and Woodland Crafts is an option to join onto the second day of our Woodland Design and Management course and learn the art of charcoal making as well as trying your hand at other products that can be gleaned from your coppiced woodland. Join blacksmith and woodsman Agy who will guide you through building a retort and making your own charcoal as well as well as having a go at making hurdles and wooden shingles. 

Phil Chandler, the barefoot beekeeper, brings his years of experience to The Koa Tree Project for this wonderful introduction to beekeeping. The course focuses on the use of top bar hives and the myriad benefits for the bees and us as bee keepers. These hives are designed to minimize colony disturbance and allow the bees to thrive.

The course is ideal for the aspiring apiarist or those looking to change from more conventional hive designs. It covers everything you will need to know to get you through your first year or two of keeping bees, from hive design and building to catching swarms to dealing with pests organically. We have access to 5 thriving top bar hives colonies to show how this hive design works and the ease of hive management. We also have a Flow Hive we can look at to consider alternative designs. 

Phil Chandler, the barefoot beekeeper, brings his years of experience to The Koa Tree Project for this wonderful introduction to beekeeping. The course focuses on the use of top bar hives and the myriad benefits for the bees and us as bee keepers. These hives are designed to minimize colony disturbance and allow the bees to thrive.

The course is ideal for the aspiring apiarist or those looking to change from more conventional hive designs. It covers everything you will need to know to get you through your first year or two of keeping bees, from hive design and building to catching swarms to dealing with pests organically. We have access to 5 thriving top bar hives colonies to show how this hive design works and the ease of hive management. We also have a Flow Hive we can look at to consider alternative designs.