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 covid-19 pandemic restrictions in Wales permit individuals from two different households to meet outdoors. We can therefore now offer this in-person course to individuals from the same household as it is held entirely outdoors whilst maintaining social distancing. Furthermore, rest assured that the protective bee suits issued to you are thoroughly laundered between each use.
After discussing the following aspects, 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.
Why keep bees?
A bit of honey bee biology
Stings and swarming
The beekeeper's year
This is three-hour experience is held on demand between 10am and 4.30 pm and is weather dependent. In the event of unsuitable weather we may provide an indoor observation hive or provide bees-wax candle-making and blind honey tasting 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.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
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.
Due to covid 19 restrictions, this experience is currently only offered on a 1:1 basis or to individuals from the same households
I can also deliver this experience 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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