"Ragmans Farm matters.  Hugely.  It has developed over the years into a unique resource, a unique teaching venue, and a unique 'living classroom' for those who want to learn about permaculture and sustainable land use. 

In these times of climate change, resource depletion and economic downturn, Ragmans offers a model for a different approach for rural communities, one based on diversity, entrepreneurship, reskilling and a reconnection to land. 

Over the past 15 years, Ragmans has led by example, working hard, trying new things and experimenting.  Not everything has worked, but this is the vital niche that the pioneer fills, and we owe them a huge debt of gratitude.  The future will have much to learn from Ragmans, and much to thank it for". 

Rob Hopkins - Founder of the Transition Movement 

  • Sustainable Bee Keeping

    Bees for Development is an independent organisation founded in 1993, achieving charitable status in 1999.

    Bees for Development helps beekeepers to do more and better beekeeping, in order to build sustainable livelihoods for themselves and their families - and conserve biodiversity.

    In addition to project work in Africa and Asia, we run an extensive information service working at the heart of an international network of people and organisations involved with apiculture in developing countries.

    Bees for Development is run by experienced professionals operating out of offices in Monmouth, South Wales, UK.

    For more information on this course and to book a place please CLICK HERE