Beekeeping workshop

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Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop

Fully booked
Learn about the basics of beekeeping with an expert and get hands on at our orchard apiary...

Event details


10am - 3pm
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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 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.



£59 per person including lunch

Additional booking information

Suitable 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 in advance if you have any questions about this event.

Suitable for

Adults, Beginners

Know before you go


No dogs permitted

Wheelchair access

Possible with a rugged wheelchair/mobility scooter