Beekeeping Taster Days

WLBK offer a one day beekeeping taster day for those assessing whether keeping bees is viable in their particular circumstances. Delegates have an opportunity to handle bees (but certainly don't have to!), provided the weather is suitable.  Furthermore, as well as background information about bees, the event covers practical considerations such as equipment required, where to obtain it & costs. We provide information about the annual beekeeping husbandry process, how much time it takes, and where bees can be kept.

Our Taster Day is aimed at giving you an overview of what keeping bees involves thereby helping you decide whether or not you would like to take up this fascinating hobby.

Covering :

  • The honey bee’s characteristics and organisation
  • What’s inside a hive
  • Where bees can be kept
  • The equipment required
  • The cost and time involved
  • What the beekeeper has to do throughout the year.

There will, subject to the weather, also be an opportunity, to get close to some bees under the supervision of a beekeeper in a local apiary.

The Taster Days take place at local apiaries and include refreshments and talks, usually finishing at about 4.00 pm

If you have any queries about the Beekeeping Taster Day, please contact Paul Day

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