Accompany the Bee Farmer as he does his rounds. Experience the challenge of maintaining many colonies. You will have a chance to open and explore the inner workings of the hive. You will learn about the various stages of the brood and to identify the caste of bees. “the Queens in there somewhere!” You will learn to handle the bees under the supervision of the David The Bee Farmer. Biosecurity, habitat and the modern rural landscape are discussed as challenges bees face in the modern world. Your first delve into a hives can be daunting. David takes you through the exercise at a steady pace. There is lots of exposure to the bees.
The event lasts about five hours. Groups are small. No more than two people. The bee suits are provided, you need only bring a pair of Wellington boots, a pair of rubber gloves (Marigolds) and a sense of adventure. Take as many photos and ask as many questions as you wish. At the same time you get to see the North West Leicestershire countryside as we bump over the tracks to the apiaries.
The Bee Farmer day can be booked for any day and is wholly dependant on the weather. The weather needs to be warm and dry. Should adverse weather be forecast for the day of the session the session will be rescheduled. We will confirm the session is to go ahead on day before the session.
If the taster day is a gift why not have a gift card sent as an invitation to the recipient of the taster day. Use the gift card option from the shop and leave details for delivery.
The cost is per person
Session length – about 5/6 hours.
Start Time – no earlier than 10am
Lunch provide at a cafe
Cancellation – If for any reason the session is cancelled by you, 25% of the session fee will be retained and the balance returned to the account that booked the session.
Bee keeping raises much curiosity which is why I do not allow spectators. The spectator will, inevitable, end looking in the hives too! They also need to be kept safe.
Please advise me of any medical conditions ahead of the event
Under foot conditions can be rough
Any questions please email me.