Course Start DatesSaturday 11th April 2020
About the Course
Awarded the Green Tourism gold award, join us on our organic farm, for a unique, up-close and personal tour of our honeybees and a day in the life of a beekeeper...
Our experience days begin at 10am and run to approximately 2.30pm, here on our organic farm just 4 minutes from Market Deeping and 18 minutes from Peterborough train station in Lincolnshire.
It's a fun-filled, hands-on, day:
*a short guided tour of the gardens and the planting schemes we have created for an almost entirely pollinator-friendly site; why considering pollinators like the honeybee are important in your own garden and how simple it is to do.
*a look at the day's jobs, which could be helping to build new beehives, checking the health of the bees, equipment maintenance, building honeycomb frames, preparing to extract honey, helping to rear queen bees, painting new hives, feeding colonies... it's always varied and you can choose to help with whatever you'd like to try!
*we'll provide you with a beekeeper suit for the day so you can enjoy a guided tour of a working beehive - marvel at the bees as they work and learn how to spot the hive's queen. If you're lucky you may see bees being born and possibly even a "waggle dance", too!
Quote offer code CRAFTCOURSES to receive 15% off any of our workshop and experience days!
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?
Our experience days are all inclusive
We'll provide you with everything you need, including unlimited refreshments, an organic pizza lunch cooked in our outdoor, wood-fired pizza oven and bee keeping suits for the day. All of our ingredients are organic, locally sourced or home grown here on our organic farm.
Bring a pair of wellies or sturdy boots with you and please do not wear perfume or cologne as strong scents can cause problems for the bees.
Do not drink alcohol prior to attending. All delegates will be required to sign a declaration in order to partake in the day’s activities.
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