Course Provider: Assington Mill
Contact Name: Anne Holden
Telephone: 01787 229955
Course Length: 2 - 4.30pm
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Hands On The (Bee)Hive
Tutor: Simon Cousins - bees
Time: 2 - 4.30
An afternoon with Simon Cousins inspecting his beehives and learning how to find the queen, identify drones and workers and the different brood chambers. The beauty of this course is that you will have plenty of time to ask questions. You will be issued with the full set of special bee clothing, but you do need to bring some other items yourself (see below).
This course will only make sense if you have already done the Beekeeping for Beginners one-day course, or had some previous experience.
This is a small class, so early booking is advisable.
What to Bring:
A peaked cap
Two pairs of socks
Assington Mill is a 70 acre organic farm in a beautiful secluded hidden valley in Suffolk. We aim to provide a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, where you will enjoy the experience of spending time with like-minded people and learning something new and life-enriching. Around fifty-five different short courses in rural and traditional craft skills are run here each year.
We aim to provide healthy meals during our courses made from locally-sourced organic ingredients, where possible. Lunches usually consist of soup and salads. Almost all the ingredients, if they are not grown here, come from Assington Farmshop, and are organic if possible. Cakes and biscuits are also home-made. We specialise in gluten-free food and are happy to cater for any other dietary requirements if you give us notice on the booking form.
Accommodation is available at many BnBs in the area (please see the list on our website) or you could stay in Mill Cottage on site. Alternatively, Camping is also possible at Assington Mill for £5 per night, anywhere on the farm. There is a toilet and shower available in a wetroom; plus a kitchen with two hobs and urn. We are not a proper camp site; this is just a facility for people coming on the courses.
To book please click through (link above) find your course and book online.
What's included in the price?
Tea, cakes and biscuits. To book please click through (above) find your course (in date order) and book online.
For more information about accommodation and food please see below.
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