Have you ever wondered what goes on inside a bee hive?
This is the opportunity you have been waiting for!
This is an ideal experience during your holidays or as a Christmas / birthday / mother's day/ father's day gift experience.
This half-day taster event is a great way to find out about the day to day life of honeybees in the company of a professional beekeeper.The event is also ideal for anyone who would like to learn more about the life of honey bees and the beekeeper's year before making the decision to attend a full beginners' course.
The Bee Curious experience is covid-19 compliant as we are able to maintain social distancing; most of the event is held outdoors and we restrict numbers on any experience to you or you an your spouse. partner or family. Furthermore our beesuits are laundered between each use.
After discovering why we keep bees and a bit about honey bee biology and how the hive is organised, if the weather permits, we will kit up in protective clothing and amble out to the apiary where you will get some hands-on experience of handling the bees under supervision. To conclude, you will get to know about the beekeeper's year and do a blind honey tasting to learn more about locally produced honey and imported supermarket honey.
This is three-hour experience and is held on demand between 10am and 4.30 pm between April and September and is weather dependent. In the event of unsuitable weather we may provide an indoor observation hive and provide bees-wax candle-making as alternative activities.
Please request your preferred date above and we will confirm availability or offer alternatives. Get in touch with any queries. We are also happy to consider providing a bespoke experience for larger groups. Please enquire.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
A protective bee suit and gloves are provided if we visit the hives.
Bed and Breakfast, shepherd's hut glamping and nearly-wild camping may be available - please enquire.
I can also deliver this experience bilingually or entirely through the medium of Welsh.
Please wear full length trousers, long-sleeved top and long socks and bring a baseball cap to wear under your veil and wellingtons or similar boots
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