Course Provider: The Bee centre
Contact Name: kath cordingley
The Bee Centre
Course Length: 1.5 hrs
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On the Bee Experience, a highly qualified beekeeper will give a short briefing and after checking that your beesuit is safely zipped up and supplying you with suitable gloves you will learn how to light the smoker and the importance of this vital piece of beekeeping equipment, you will then enter the apiary and meet the bees.
An audience usually gathers inside the bee centre to watch through the viewing windows and listen to the commentary given by the beekeeper via an audio link.
During the experience you will open several hives of different sorts and you will learn how bees adapt differently to different hives and how their behaviour changes.
If you are lucky, and have good eye sight, you may spot the queen and you will see lots of worker bees (female) and some drones (male). The workers will be doing a multitude of different jobs which will be pointed out and their roles explained in more detail. If you are very lucky, you may even see baby bees emerging for the very first time
The bees can be seen bringing nectar and pollen back to the hives and you will be able to watch them store it away and the whole honey making process will be explained to you.
After lots of questions and information overload, you will go back into the bee centre to taste delicious fresh honey straight from the hive and invited to stay as long as you wish to ask more questions
Our facility has full disabled access, toilets, free parking & free entry. Dogs are welcome
Children are welcome provided that they are accompanied by an adult over 18 yrs
vouchers are redeemable April - Oct which is the flying season for the bees.
What's included in the price?
beesuits & gloves are included but please bring wellies or walking boots (or similar footwear)
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