Workshop: Introduction to Beekeeping


During the workshop we will learn about the honey bee, its history and life-cycle and its use as a pollinator. We will also look at the beehive, looking at types, sizes and their component parts. Lastly, we will be guided through the equipment needed to keep bees and be given an explanation of the work involved in a beekeeping year.

This event is led by Tuppenny Barn's beekeeper Adrian Pert and assisted by Abi Young our Senior Education Officer. Adrian has kept bees for 10 years, and is a BBKA qualified beekeeper. Abi is in the process of completing her qualification.

This workshop is intended for people who have an interest in keeping bees and would like some guidance as to what is involved including information on local Beekeeping Associations who can help you undertake the next stage.

£39 includes home made refreshments and information sheets.

Our workshops follow the UK government COVID-19 guidelines, including social distancing and mask wearing indoors. Places will be limited to a small group.

Please remember to bring your own mask as part of the event tour will take place inside.

As a reminder if you do have any COVID-19 symptoms then please do not attend the event and do inform us via email or telephone 01243377780.

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.