Beekeeping Taster Day

Beekeeping Taster Day

Beekeeping Taster Day - Heather Honey

This is a one-day beekeeping course with one of our local bee farmers, Toby Martin (Melder Kernow). He has experience with bees across three continents (Africa, Asia, Europe), and has a wealth of knowledge to share.

The course is ideal for those interested in honeybees or considering becoming a beekeeper. Toby will teach you everything you need to know to get you started in beekeeping, and you'll get a jar of honey to take away at the end of the day.

Day plan

Arrival at 10 for 10.15 start

Meet us in Cornwall - Zennor, near St Ives for 10am. 

Morning theory session

10:15 - 12:30

You'll learn everything you need to know to get you started in beekeeping we will teach you about honey bees, their life cycle, myths, swarms, colony management and information about the pests and diseases. You will also learn about the different types of bee hives, tools, protective clothing and equipment needed.

Hive types include - Nucs, CDB, Poly hives, Arkus, Smith, Langstroth, Dadant.


12:30 - 13:00

We can provide a pasty for an extra £4 or you can bring a packed lunch - Drinks provided.

Afternoon practical session

13:00 - 15:30

After some lunch we will through full hives together and/or snatch crop the heather honey if the crop allows. If there's enough heather honey to snatch there's a possibility of pressing your own jar of honey with chunk of heather honeycomb.

If the crop isn't as good as we'd hoped then we'll inspect more hives and show you how to heft and check the hive weight for over wintering.

As low as £100.00 £83.33
Availability: In stock
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