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. 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 1pm 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 4 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
3 hours (10:00am to 1:00pm)
This craft course provider has been awarded Bronze status for receiving 1 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.
As a novice to beekeeping, Dafydd introduced all the relevant subject matter for a beginner to understand and think about starting conventional beekeeping. Dafydd is obviously very experienced both as a keeper and someone who can communicate well to deliver comprehensive material. The practical elements of the course works well with the theory and combined produce an effective programme over two days. Personally I would have liked a bit more on natural beekeeping as my goal for attending was aimed at pollination rather that harvesting honey, however, I found the theory very interesting and certainly raised my awareness of the subject matter. I would recommend this course as a really good introduction with fascinating practical modules carried out in a perfectly safe environment, located in one of the most attractive areas in North Wales.