In-person course
in Llanddaniel

Beekeeper For A Day (full day experience)

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Description

Think of this full day experience as an opportunity to try-before-you-buy or to tick off an activity from your bucket list! It can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience and an opportunity to achieve being a beekeeper when circumstances would otherwise prevent it. This action-packed full-day event is ideal as a gift experience for a birthday, Christmas or Mothers' and Fathers' Day. It is suitable as the first step for wana-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 closeup 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. We will inspect contrasting bee hives, including a WBC hive, national long hive and Warre hive and learn about assessing colonies, decision making and the manipulations required to manage the colonies. Indoors, you will learn more about hive products and have an opportunity to make not only a rolled candle but poured and dipped candles too. Depending on the time of year, you will also experience the process of extracting honey and producing cut comb honey. To round off the experience you will get to do a blind honey-tasting and learn about locally produced artisan honey,

What's included in the price?

Tea and coffee on arrival and at lunch time. Use of full protective bee suit and gloves

Duration

6 hours (10:00am to 4:30am)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts

Maker

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Anglesey Bees

with Craft Courses since 2019

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At Anglesey Bees, I offer support and inspiration to all beekeepers, especially to beginners and improvers living on or visiting Anglesey and North Wales. With many years of experience as a biology teacher, research scientist and beekeeper, I offer bespoke experiences and training of the highest standard to individuals and small groups in my newly adapted teaching apiary. Furthermore I deliver informative and practical illustrated presentations to audiences at all levels.

Venue

Trefnant Bach, , Llanddaniel, Isle of Anglesey, LL60 6ET

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Easter
  • Stag dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Accommodation offered
  • Father's Day
  • Hen dos
  • Public transport
  • Mother's Day
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Parking provided
  • UK Holiday
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
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