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Learn to be a beekeeper in Luxembourg

2 min. 07.01.2015 From our online archive
Ever wanted to know how to keep bees? You can learn right here in Luxembourg thanks to a new English language information session.
Beekeeper Anton Hiltpolt checks a honeycomb at his farm in the western Austrian village of Seefeld May 14, 2013. The European Union's food safety regulator has added a BASF insecticide to the list of crop chemicals it suspects of playing a role in declining bee populations. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said in a statement May 27, 2013, that BASF's fipronil poses an "acute risk to honeybees when used as a seed treatment for maize", citing dust drift in particular. The EU last month moved to ban three of the world's most widely used pesticides for two years because of fears that they are linked to a plunge in the population of bees critical to the production of crops. Picture taken May 14. REUTERS/ Dominic Ebenbichler (AUSTRIA - Tags: ANIMALS AGRICULTURE)

Ever wanted to know how to keep bees? You can learn right here in Luxembourg thanks to a new English language information session.

Bee Social, Bee Prepared, is an initiative launched by bee conservation group Bee Together in a bid to encourage more people to keep bees in the Grand Duchy.

Hosted on January 13 from 7pm in the capital, the workshop will look at considerations of keeping different bee races, beehive systems, where to set up, the correct clothing and equipment and where to get hold of it.

There will also be a chance to find out more about beekeeping clubs around the country.

Speakers will include experienced beekeepers Joe Molitor, Marc Thiel and Hubert von Dewitz.

The organisation was launched in a bid to reverse the recent dramatic fall in Luxembourg's bee populations. From Autumn 2010 to Spring 2013, numbers fell by more than 40 percent. The demise of bee colonies is thought to be down to mites as well as the loss of habitat and use of pesticides in agriculture.

To find out more about this event, email beetogetherlux@gmail.com

To register your attendance, please visit www.eventbrite.com/o/bee-together-luxembourg-6875740615

Further beekeeping theory courses will be held in English from February to April.

If you would like to volunteer for Bee Together, please email beetogetherlux@gmail.com

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