Local people are being offer the chance to learn all about Bee Keeping in a new course at Prince Henry’s this summer.  The course begins on Monday 24 April and will run for 10 weeks, on Monday evenings from 7pm until 9pm.

No bees are required to start the course and the course will start right from the basic – where to site your hive and how to fill it with bees - through to enjoying the finished products. Students will learn how to extract honey as well as how to extract wax. The course includes practical sessions on the Chevin and classroom based lessons.

Tutor Vas Koritsas is an experienced bee keeper, whose honey often appears in the Prince Henry’s Grammar School staff room, where he teaches Chemistry during the day and has also delivered courses on keeping chickens.

“This is a great opportunity to learn about bee keeping in a very practical way, with some lessons in classrooms as well. Bee Keeping is growing in popularity in the UK and people can learn from a real expert in just 10 weeks.” Said Christopher Lillington, Assistant Headteacher: Learning Community.

The course costs just £58, with concessions available. A Beekeeper suit is required and practical sessions are undertaken at your own risk. For further details and to enrol, see the Prince Henry’s website under Community or call 01943 463524 and speak to Pippa McPherson.