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Beekeeper taster day

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm UTC+1

| £50

The Beekeeping  taster day will begin with a brief introduction  to the evolution of the Honey Bee. A practical demonstration of the most popular hives in the Uk touching on less popular hives and brief exploration of the reasons for these choices.

The life cycle of the Honey Bee, their behaviour and the Beekeepers role in keeping them healthy whilst avoiding nuisance to neighbours. Keeping your bees ie swarm management.

People should bring their own lunch or use the onsite catering facilities.

The afternoon session will be divided into 2 groups. One group will be a practical hands on look into a Bee hive under the guidance of a Beekeeper (usually in pairs). Whilst the other group will extract and bottle their own Honey (conditions permitting). The groups will then swop over so everyone gets to be up close and intimate with the bees and share in their bounty.

Bees tend to do very well at the Botanic Gardens but in the unlikely event the season has been very poor the bees will always be our first priority and we will always err on the side of caution when deciding how much Honey is reasonable to remove.

Maximum of 12 people (aged 15 or over)
£50 person

How to enrol

Please note that we accept enrolments online only.

To enrol on a course visit the University online shop and register your details. You will be asked to add registration to your basket, but you will not be charged for registering.

Prior enrolment is essential on all courses. Enrolments for all courses will close 2 days prior to the start of the course.

Please address any queries by e-mail to botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk or call 0117 42 82041


August 11
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


University of Bristol Botanic Garden
The Holmes, Stoke Park Road
Bristol, BS9 1JG
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