Beekeeping Experience / Introduction
We offer a half day beekeeping experiences / introduction to keeping bees.
This course is designed as an introduction from the complete beginner who has no knowledge of beekeeping to those who have some knowledge but no practical experience. We will take you to one of our apiaries where we will open up full colonies of honey bees and take a look into the life of the honey bee. During the time spent at the apiary, about 2 hours, we will explain the life cycle of the honey bee and explain the importance of them to us all.
All equipment and clothing will be provided by us, we will have a debrief about your experience along with refreshments and a taster of our honey at the end. Photograph's may be taken on the day so that you have record of your beekeeping adventure and you will be given a jar of our own honey to take home with you.
You will need to wear suitable footwear, either walking boots or Wellingtons is best. You need to allow 2 to 3 hours.
There will be a maximum of 6 people at anyone time on the course. We aim for 10:30am start but this may need to be altered due the temperatures.
We also offer full day intensive courses that covers everything to do with beekeeping.
Please note whist we will do all we can to run the courses on the days advertised we reserve the right to change the date as beekeeping is weather dependant and we need certain conditions to be right in order to open the hives.