We all know how important bees are but have you ever wondered what goes on inside a beehive? Our experience day offers you a complete introduction to the craft, helping you to understand the whole process from start to finish.
The course is perfect for anyone interested in bees or anyone who would love the chance to spend a day in the countryside learning about bees and getting a hands on beekeeping experience. A great introduction to beekeeping before committing to keeping bees yourself.
If this sounds like a great idea for someone you know then we have gift vouchers avaliable which will come in a presentation folder along with information sheets.
How your day will go:
10am Meet at Quince Honey Farm and be shown to your classroom for the day. Peruse the beekeeping artefacts on display while you settle in and meet your fellow students. Your host will have the kettle on.
10:30 am INTRODUCTION TO THE CRAFT
Your experienced host will take you on a journey of wonder highlighting some fun and fascinating facts about beekeeping and bees themselves.
11:30 am MEET THE BEES
Get dressed up in full protective clothing and be shown the inner workings of a beehive. Your host will point out some of the many wondrous activities of the bees and reveal the secrets of the hive. You can assist your host with the opening of the hive.
12:30 pm LUNCH AND A GUIDED TOUR OF BEEWORLD
Enjoy a relaxed lunch and a well-earned cuppa. Your host will dine with you and is ready for any questions you may have. You will pre order your lunch in the morning. There will be options for vegetarians, vegans, gluten free and meat eaters.
2:00 pm GET HANDS ON
You will conduct your own ‘Beehive Inspection’ under the supervision of your host. This is the chance to do some real beekeeping, helping the hive in whatever fashion is needed as dictated by the weather and condition of the colony be it feeding, collecting honey or inspecting the brood nest for diseases.
4:00 pm WHAT’S NEXT?
If beekeeping is something you’d like to pursue you need to know what to do to get set up. Your host will tell you where you can buy a hive and even give tips for making your own.
May -Thursday 11th, Saturday 13th
June- Thursday 15th, Saturday 17th
July- Thursday 6th, Saturday 8th
Call for more details.
Terms and Conditions:
Over 16s only
Places may be transferred but no refunds