Bee - keeping
If you want to get into bee keeping..
We run bee-keeping courses to suit all levels of skill. Matt; head brewer and bee keeper will take you through the basics of setting up a hive, seasonal care, how to prevent against and treat bee diseases.
We can tailor any 1-1 session.
Introduction to bee-keeping: Parts of a hive, handling bees, maintaining a healthy hive, reading the bees, bee-keeping safety.
Extracting and processing honey: How to get honey from a hive, extraction methods, jarring.
1-1 tutor sessions - great if you want learn the basics so you can set up your own hive
Group sessions - a fun day for the family or group of friends who want to experience and try their hand at bee keeping. We will stop for a delicious lunch prepared by Meadow farm in Tintern.
Send us a message and we can plan your session.
10:00am, Locally roasted coffee on arrival, and a look around an empty beehive, outlining protective equipment and an introduction, safety briefing and orientation.
10:30 - 12:00 Examination of a beehive, handling bees under supervision and the demonstration of the pollen, honey stores, and queen bee. Assessing the health and strength of the colony
12:00 - 12.30/12.45 lunch: Provided by a local business.
1245/1300 - 1400 travel to another apiary. Honey collecting, assessment and practical aspect of the days lessons.
1400 - 1530 Honey extracting, jarring and labeling.
·15.30 - 1600 Afternoon refreshments, with additional questions, optional further demonstration on top bar hives and beekeeping around the world/ talk about setting up a home or rooftop apiary.
- Oct 20, 2019 Watch us on BBC Countryfile! Oct 20, 2019
- September 2019
- August 2019
- June 2019
- May 2019
- Apr 19, 2019 – Apr 20, 2019 Craft Theory - Craft beer (mead) and music - Reading Apr 19, 2019 – Apr 20, 2019
- Apr 8, 2019 – Apr 10, 2019 Farm Shop & Deli Show 2019 - NEC Birmingham Apr 8, 2019 – Apr 10, 2019
- Mar 16, 2019 Mead making course - Chepstow Mar 16, 2019
- February 2019
- December 2018