Beekeeping with Local Honey Man

2 hours long

Thursday 29th July: 11am & 2.30pm

Join us on a beekeeping experience to discover more about the exciting world of this most complex and productive insect, and enjoy a hands-on exploration inside a hive of honeybees at Birch.

This workshop will take you inside a working beehive to discover the world of the honeybee and its management, demonstrate equipment required by a beekeeper, and give an overview of the beekeeping year.

Need to know:

1) Beekeeping experiences are unfortunately not able to go ahead in bad weather – bees do not react well to rain or high winds. We will always do everything we can to make a call on this within good time before the class and will provide full refunds to anyone booked on to a session that can’t go ahead.

2) Please wear long-sleeved clothing, trousers, wellies or sturdy boots. Do not wear perfume, drink alcohol, eat bananas, or work with animals prior to attending. If you use reading glasses, please bring them with you. Protective bee-keeping clothing will be supplied.

3) Children aged 12 and above are able to attend if accompanied with parents, although both spaces will need to be paid for.

4) All participants must listen to all safety briefings and instructions before taking part in any activities. You must NOT partake in any activity if you do not feel you have understood the briefings and/or instructions. If you require more assistance please do not hesitate to ask a member of the Local Honey Man team and/or your instructor.

5) All participants must obey all instructions given by the Local Honey Man team at all times. Local Honey Man reserves the right to terminate any activity immediately if we feel that participants are not following instructions.

6) All protective equipment provided for you including head veils must be worn for the duration of the activity.

7) All borrowed equipment must remain on-site and returned to the designated area after use.

8) All participants must understand that bees are wild insect and their behavior cannot be guaranteed. Whilst all efforts are made to safeguard our delegates from such dangers, accidents and injuries can happen. In agreeing to take part in this activity, you are acknowledging these dangers and agree to take part at your own discretion.

9) All existing injuries or health issues that may be affected by you taking part in this activity must be reported to Local Honey Man before taking part and noted in the appropriate section of this disclaimer (e.g. heart conditions, asthma, diabetes, known allergies).

£40 / person

Ages 12+

Please note: Bookings for classes and events open two weeks in advance

Got a question? Just drop our Experience Makers a line at hello@birchcommunity.com

Chickens