Bournville Beekeepers Ltd @ 2017
Whether you just looking for an experience, looking for an original gift or are considering keeping honey bees, this is the perfect introduction to beekeeping, acquainting you with the equipment and the bees. It can also be a chance to further your beekeeping education with plenty of time for questions and to pick the brains of an experienced beekeeper .
You will not learn everything you need to know to keep your own bees on just one day, but this a brilliant way to start your beekeeping knowledge.
Practical beekeeping is only possible during the active beekeeping season from May - August when the weather is good enough. Bad weather can ruin planning even when your date is confirmed, a late cancellation can happen. For this reason we only accept Cash on the day, to prevent any issues. The days event lasts from 10.00 am - 12.00 noon. with around an hour break for lunch (but it is all flexible). We run Saturday sessions only, at one of our South Birmingham Apiaries, and we limit the number of attendees to 8 so that all attendees get to experience handling the bees.
Beekeepers protective observation tops with veils and gloves are provided but you will need to bring or wear some wellington boots and jeans. You will also need to bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink, especially if its a hot day. Be prepared to stand as our apiary is in parkland. However we do have excellent parking and a cafe nearby. Full location and directions will be provided when we confirm your place, Along with a bit of information about the area and facilities.
This Year we will run a number of sessions from our Bournville Apiaries Starting in May and running through to July: The cost will be £30.00 per person.
(Please use the Information Request form to check availability, or just to enquire)
10:00 Arrivals & Introductions
10:15 Look at some hive equipment and discuss general beekeeping history and kit
10:30 Get togged up for the apiary
10:45 Enter the Apiary and inspect the hives
11:30 Q&A Session
12:00 Session Close