We will start our experience with a little background information about honey bees. Discuss the workers, queen and drones. I'll introduce you to some beekeeping equipment and explain what they are used for. Then we will don our space suits...I mean bee suits and venture into the apiary. We will open up a hive or two and explore the world inside. Together we will spot eggs, larvae and pupa, and maybe see a baby bee emerging from its cell for the first time. We will talk about how bees make honey and I'll explain the dances that the bees perform in order to communicate to each other. Finally, we will taste some delicious honey together. Refreshments included.
I have been keeping honey bees for 13 years and qualified as a teacher 7 years ago. I currently manage around 20 hives, but at one time had around 30. There is nothing I like more than combining my passion for bees and my second love, education. Come and join me in my home apiary and explore the world of the honey bee. I will combine practical and theoretical knowledge of starting, maintaining and falling in love with these resourceful little insects.
Refreshments are available with a choice of tea, coffee, juice or water.
Veil and suit.
We live on our family small holding overlooking the hills towards Penistone and Denby. From this little paradise, we will open up the hives and investigate the work that goes into making each jar of honey that you buy. You may also bump into our friendly flock of chickens as they wander free-range over our 30 acre homestead.
5歳以上の方6名まで参加できます。 The apiary is on uneven ground, but on the flat. Please consider this if any member of your party has mobility issues. Facilities are currently not wheelchair accessible, we regret this and hope to fix this.
Experiences are available throughout the spring (weather dependant) and the summer. I still work in school three days a week but am happy to accommodate your visit on a day that is mutually agreeable. I look forward to meeting you and sharing my love for bees. I hold a DBS and am a qualified teacher
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