Calling all budding Beekeepers!
Northern Roots Trainee Beekeeping programme is now open for applications from individuals or community groups based in Oldham.
Northern Roots is creating the UK’s largest urban farm and eco-park in the heart of Oldham. https://northern-roots.uk/about-us-2/. One of the first pilot projects is the Northern Roots Beekeeping Hub, an opportunity for local people and community groups in Oldham to learn about beekeeping and explore it as a business opportunity.
The project will be led by local beekeeper Cath Charnock, who comes with a wealth of expertise, a passion for engaging and supporting people, and a track record in running beekeeping projects. The Northern Roots Trainee Beekeeping programme is based at Alexandra Park Depot on Kings Road, will run for 11 months, and is free to participants.
During the programme you will:
• Care for a hive, learn how to handle bees and collect honey, and learn how to breed queen bees and smaller, starter or 'nucleus' bee colonies.
• Explore Beekeeping as a business opportunity and develop bee products to sell under the Northern Roots brand, e.g. honey, candles, lip balm and wax wraps.
• Benefit from a small share of any profits made on products you help create and market.
• Enjoy the health and wellbeing benefits of working with bees e.g. mindfulness, stress reduction, connecting with nature, develop confidence and life skills.
We have 20 places available for Trainee Beekeepers. No prior experience of beekeeping is necessary. To be eligible you need to live or work in the Oldham borough. Please read our guidance information for more detail. The deadline for applications is Friday 26th June.
Contact: Applications and any further questions not contained in the guidance document should be addressed to: Northern.Roots@oldham.gov.uk
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