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Learner Bee



Deposit payable at time of booking: £50

Dates available: 1st May to 1st September

Group size: maximum 3 people


An ‘About the Bees’ half-day experience with our Head Bee-keeper that will provide you with everything you need to know for starting out in beekeeping including confidence when handling honeybees.

An informative opportunity to:

  • learn about our story and history of bee-keeping in Yorkshire & Dalmatia

  • understand the biology and types of honeybee, including the all-important Queen Bee

  • become acquainted with the parts of a beehive plus the workings of an active bee colony

  • know about the range of essential beekeeping equipment and how to handle it correctly

  • inspect a hive to discover what an effective brood pattern looks like

  • learn about recognised illness and disease that can affect a bee colony

  • construct a hive and know how to prepare it for the honey season, including how to overwinter honeybees

  • take away a free jar of ‘About the Bees’ seasonal honey

  • take away an ‘About the Bees’ A4 Introduction to Beekeeping Guide

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