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Beginners Bee Keeping

The world of beekeeping is absolutely fascinating, but for a beginner it’s hard to know how to get started! Led by expert local beekeeper Martin Knight, this half-day Beginners Bee Keeping course will be the perfect introduction.


  • How to get started & key basics of beekeeping
  • What to know about introducing and caring for a swarm
  • Safety around the hives
  • How to open up a hive and what to look for inside

 We’ll start the morning with a talk from Martin, digging into all the information you need to know about beekeeping at home and giving you the opportunity to ask all your burning questions. Then we’ll suit up, and go and see the hives! We’ll be in small groups around each hive to make sure that you’re able to get a really close look as Martin opens them up, shows us how they operate and key things to look for. It’s absolutely fascinating stuff so we’ll be sure to allow plenty of time for this bit!

Once we’ve finished outside, we’ll go back to the classroom for fresh bread and Vale House Kitchen honey, and there’ll be more time for us to chat with Martin and ask any further questions. You’ll go home with an information booklet and plenty of inspiration!




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Beginners Bee Keeping - 29-06-2024
£ 115.00
6 available


June 29
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Martin Knight

Martin Knight started keeping bees over a decade ago, in the hope that local honey would help his daughter’s hay fever – and yes, it really does work! He could’ve bought a jar from his local farm shop but decided he’d like to know more about these beautiful creatures. From the moment he opened his first hive he was hooked, and the rest is history! Along the way he took his passion and turned it into a thriving business, Knights…

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