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About the Course
Have you ever wondered what goes on inside a bee hive?
This is the opportunity you have been waiting for!
This experience is ideal as a Christmas / Birthday / Mother's day/ Father's day gift. Minimum age 14.
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 event starts with a welcoming mug of tea or coffee and some honey cake. After discussing the following aspects, 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 course is run on demand between 1pm and 4pm between the start of May and the end of September. Please contact us to enquire about availability and to book your place.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
A protective bee suit and gloves are provided along with hot and cold drinks and honey cake.
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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