About the event
An introduction to beekeeping with Hannah Reeves, professional beekeeper, who manages the apiary at Tewin Orchard Nature Reserve.
This one day workshop will give you an overview of the craft of beekeeping. The 5 hour course will begin by spending the morning in local pub the Rose and Crown, learning the basic theory of beekeeping, looking at the equipment and discussing the role of the beekeeper.
After a delicious pub lunch, the afternoon will be spent in the orchard's apiary with a session of practical beekeeping.
This course will provide a basis of understanding of what is involved in becoming a beekeeper and whether this is a hobby you wish to pursue. Protective beekeeping suits and gloves will be provided.
Suitable for beginners - adults only
About your tutor:
Hannah Reeves first gained an interest in bees when working as a field assistant at Rothamsted Research. She then went to collect her first swarm and start keeping her own bees. Her university dissertation was on a comparison between urban and rural beekeeping. She currently works full-time as a beekeeper, having completed a three year bee farming apprenticeship with the Bee Farmer’s Association.
Proceeds from this event will go towards supporting the work of Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.
This event can be purchased as an experience gift voucher from our Wildlife Gift Shop.
We are also offering an Intermediate Beekeeping Workshop on Saturday 6th July.
Testimonials from previous "Introduction to Beekeeping" workshops
"Hannah was passionate about bees and communicated her enthusiasm and interest to all who attended the course. It was a wonderful experience!"
"Well prepared leader who communicated her knowledge in an articulate manner."
"Well run and informative, particularly enjoyed the "hands on" part of handling the bees."
Price£59 per person including lunch
Additional booking informationSuitable for adults only.
Refunds will only be given for cancellations up to 14 days before the event (less £5 admin fee).
Please note if you have any mobility requirements - the ground in the orchard is uneven and the afternoon session will be spent standing. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org in advance if you have any questions about this event.
This event can also be purchased as an experience voucher through the Trust's Wildlife Shop.