Please note this experience has now ended for 2023, but will return in the spring of 2024. If you would like to make an enquiry please email us on [email protected].
If you are curious about what it would be like to open a hive for the first time, are thinking about owning a hive for yourself, or just want to see what it is like to be up close with a colony of honeybees, then this is the experience for you! An Hour with the Bees is a dedicated session for you and your group of family/friends to have a taste of beekeeping with one of our experienced team. You will be kitted out in protective gear for the session and your beekeeper will take you to a hive of honeybees and help you open the hive, handle the bees, and answer any questions you may have about basic beekeeping. We guarantee an experience you will remember forever… you never forget the first time you open a hive!
When: Sessions run from April – September on Tuesdays and Fridays at 2pm and 3:30pm. The start time can be flexible if required, please get in touch to enquire. We routinely offer this experience on the days and times outlined above but if you are keen to book this experience and are not available on these days then please do get in touch and, if possible, we will try to accommodate you on a different day.
Price: Each session costs £100 and includes 1 hour dedicated with an experienced beekeeper for a group of up to 4 individuals, suitable for both adults and children. Please note this will be your own group of family/friends, groups are NOT mixed with other individuals, and the session costs the same whether it is booked for 1 individual or 4 individuals.
Additional group members are £20 per person (maximum capacity of 8 people per session). To book additional tickets, or for any queries related to this experience, please get in touch with us on [email protected] or call 01769 572401.
Please note: This session is separate from a standard day entry and is not included in the usual entry fee. Session must be pre-booked in advance.