Have you ever wondered what goes on inside a beehive?
This is the opportunity you have been waiting for!
This action-packed half-day taster event is suitable for adults and for families with children of all ages and is ideal as a gift experience for a birthday, Christmas or Mothers' and Fathers' Day (gift vouchers are available.) It is suitable as the first step for wanna-bee beekeepers or for anyone inspired by recent tv programmes and would like to learn more about beekeeping and honey.
You will discover why we keep bees and a bit about the lifecycle of honeybees before seeing them close up under a microscope and learning about the inner workings of beehives. We will then 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 round off the experience you will get to do a blind honey-tasting and learn a bit about locally produced honey and then make a rolled bees-wax candle. In the event of unsuitable weather and for young children below the age of 9 yrs, we may provide an indoor glass-fronted observation hive.
Please get in touch with any queries. We are also happy to consider providing a bespoke experience for larger groups and for families with young children below the age of 9 years. 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, a 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)
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Had a very enjoyable experience on the 3 hour bee course with Dafyd. A great insight into bee keeping for a beginner, which has left me wanting to know more. Would thoroughly recommended this course to anyone with the slightest interest in bees.
Response from Anglesey Bees:Glad that you found the experience enjoyable. Looking forward to seeing you again soon to discover more about the bees!
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.