Date/dates: 25/10/2015
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop

If you’re thinking about starting a bee hive or are just curious about what’s involved in keeping bees, then this is a great introductory workshop for you! The workshop is designed for absolute beginners so no prerequisite knowledge is required.

It will include a theoretical and practical part, and will be conducted by Bassam Khawand – a local beekeeper, member of SOILS Association and president of the Saidoun Agriculture Cooperative.

► Date: Sunday Oct. 25, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
► Language: Arabic (translation available for non-Arabic speakers)
► Location: Saidoun village (Jezzine caza)

► Content of the workshop
– Overview
– Bee facts
– Conditions of keeping a bee hive
– Diseases and predators that attack bees
– Visiting the hives and taking a look inside
– Introduction to honey extraction

► What to bring: the following are mandatory for the beehive visit (protective cloths will be provided):
✔ Boots
✔ Long pants
✔ Shirt with long sleeves
✔ Hat
✔ Rubber band or something to tie long hair

► Price:
– 50,000 LBP includes: workshop fees and equipment, coffee breaks, homemade lunch
– For students: 40,000 LBP // for couples: 80,000 LBP

► Reservations

Places are limited! For reservations please send an email to: and include: your name, phone number, address, background, why you are interested in the workshop, any dietary restrictions

► How to get to Saidoun
*The workshop participants will be put in touch with each other to organize carpooling

– By car: at the 3rd roundabout in Saida, go left towards Jezzine. 1 km after Roum (around 35 min from Saida) you will see signs with the names of many villages to the right, turn there and go down passing by: Qaytoule, Maknouniye, Deyr Qattin, Hidab, Saidoun. (Participants will be put in touch with each other for carpooling).
– By bus: from Saida take the bus that goes to Jezzine and get down at Homsiye next to the sign of Saidoun. Possible pick up (free) from Homsiye at 9:20 a.m. the latest.

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More info: +96171617988

Organiser Name: SOILS Permaculture Association Lebanon
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Saidoun, South Lebanon
SOILS Headquarters - Saidoun
Jezzine Caza - Lebanon
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