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Your day will start with a talk introducing the life of the honeybee, differentiating them from wasps and bumble bees and a brief whizz through a beekeeper’s year.  Next, into full beekeeping suits and off to inspect the hives.  During this session you will be able to handle a frame of bees, look for eggs and larvae and try to spot the Queen in the colony.  Our beekeepers will point out honey stores, pollen grains and help you to identify the different castes of bees within the hive.

Once finished, tea and cake will follow with a talk, ‘Beyond the Bees’ which will look at what else beekeepers can do with their wax and honey. There will be an opportunity to purchase souvenirs and gifts at the end of your visit.

Beekeeper Taster Session

  • This experience is for those looking for a lighter touch as an introduction to beekeeping. You’ll work alongside our Head Beekeepers as they carry out some of their beekeeping duties on a regular hive inspection day.

  • This is a working apiary, and there will be bees in the apiary and on their flight-paths to and from the nectar and pollen. Participants must wear long-sleeved clothing and bring wellies or sturdy ankle boots.  Ankles must be protected so socks should be able to tuck over trousers. We will provide you with a suitable, protective beekeeping suit and gloves but we cannot guarantee you will not get stung. We will of course do our best to ensure you don’t get stung!  If you have allergies to bee stings, unfortunately, these experiences are not suitable for you.  


    Our apiary is sited in Little Canfield, and postcode and directions will be provided following a booking. There’s a short walk, across a field from the car-park and the terrain can be uneven in places so please take care.


    Experience vouchers are non-refundable and all experiences are weather dependent. The organisers refuse the right to change the date of experiences if the weather conditions are inclement to inspecting and opening beehives. Should an experience be cancelled, the date will be rescheduled, and a new date offered.

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