Be a Beekeeper
We’ve put together a 30-minute taster to life as a beekeeper. Put on your protective equipment and work with one of our seasoned professionals; tend to the bees and get the closest possible look at the inner workings of a real beehive!
The taster is perfect for kids wanting to get a hands-on experience with the bees and for adults keen to get closer to the action!
Taster sessions take place every day (from 6th April 2019), and are £12.50 per person with pre-booking available on 01769 572401
Beekeeping demos take place throughout the summer months and is included in your admission ticket.
Watch in safety from behind glass as a beekeeper opens up a beehive live in front of you!
Beekeeping Experience Day
An unrivaled opportunity to get close to the bees and learn everything there is to know about beekeeping, all in the glorious North Devon countryside. The perfect gift for a loved one or as a treat for yourself!
Ever thought about beekeeping and wanted to learn more? This is the best possible opportunity to do so in a hands-on, interactive way.
This one day course provides the perfect opportunity for any budding beekeepers out there to get an introduction into the craft. It also promises to be a stimulating day for those who would simply love the chance to spend time in the stunning North Devon countryside learning about bees.
Led by our professional beekeepers, the day begins with honey tasting and some fascinating facts about beekeeping and bees, before it’s time to get suited up in full protective clothing to be shown, up close, the inner workings of a hive.
Following a tasty, freshly prepared lunch in the café, the afternoon session provides the chance to conduct a supervised ‘Beehive Inspection’. This is an opportunity to do some real beekeeping, and to learn how to care for the bees and keep the hive healthy all year round.
‘We really enjoyed it. It was very informative and built a confidence in handling bees and the hives. We would certainly recommend this, even if you are not thinking of keeping bees, but just interested in their welfare and contribution to the world we live in.’ M & L Babb
‘I really enjoyed the experience and came away with a lot of info. It was good to get hands on with the bees and I think anyone regardless of whether they want to keep bees would enjoy that. I couldn’t fault anything, lots of interesting facts, tons of knowledge, excellent food, 10 out of 10.’ C Murphy
Dates for 2020:
Thursday 18th June
Saturday 20th June
Saturday 11th July
Thursday 17th September
Saturday 19th September
Gift vouchers are also available.
*Over 16s only.