Learn bee keeping basics on this informative, fun and interactive day. We spend the day learning about all about bees including hive life, honey production, pollen gathering, what is nectar, life cycle of the bee; workers and drones, queen selection and reproduction, plus much more!
You will also have the opportunity to examine a typical hive and observe the bees up close while they get on with their busy day.
A typical bee experience day:
10am - arrive, refreshments, welcomes and day overview
10.30 - the life cycle of bees
11am - coffee/tea/biscuits
11.30 - from egg to laying queen, why do bees swarm, who does what in the hive
1pm - lunch and soft drinks
1.45 - suit up to visit the hive and watch the bees in action
2.45 - how to identify different pollen, what is nectar
3pm - tea/coffee/biscuits
3.15 - tips on having your own hive and/or how to attract pollinators into your garden
3.30 - any questions
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Morning and afternoon refreshments, a delicious homemade lunch, a bee suit for hive inspection, pollen ID card
You will need to bring wellies or similar foot wear for when you wear the bee suit
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1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)