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Participants of the bee keeping course suited up and ready to go. Available at the secret garden touring park

There has been much publicity about the importance of honeybees to our environment.

Our beekeeping workshops are designed to give you a rare opportunity to experience honeybees in their natural environment and to learn about:

  • How and why we keep honeybees

  • The structure of the hive

  • What goes on inside the hive

  • Honeybee behaviour

  • What honey bees can do for us, and what we can do for them.


During the workshop, amongst other things, you will be able to make some of the hive constituents, and be shown inside a working hive to watch bees carrying out their daily activities.


Protective clothing will be provided, but please dress appropriately - long trousers and tops with sleeves. Wear wellington or other boots, or sensible shoes (no sandals please!!)


As bees are very sensitive to chemicals, please avoid the use of fragranced cosmetics

(eg deodorant, aftershave, body spray) on the day of the workshop.


In the event of really bad weather, the course may be cancelled, in which case a full refund will be given.


The workshop will run from 10am – 12pm, the cost will be £20.00 per person. If you wish to bring a snack lunch, please do so. Squash will be provided and tea/coffee is available from the coffee machine in the site shop.


Protective clothing is provided, and a safety briefing given, but, if you think that you may be allergic to bee stings, please discuss this with us prior to booking. (NB wasp stings are totally different to bee stings, so allergy to wasp stings does not indicate allergy to bee stings).


Please note that we are unable to accept children under 12 years of age. Under 18’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.


The workshop can take a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 8 people, so please book early to avoid disappointment.


We look forward to seeing you in 2021.


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