"Meet the bees" Schedule - PLACES GOING FAST!

The committee meeting

Meet the Bees.  One day taster course.

Sunday 1st  July or  Sunday 8th July 2018.


10.00 – 10.45




Welcome to the day.

Introduction to bees. 

Identify the queen, workers and drones. 

The role of the Queen, workers and drones



10.45 – 11.00




11.00  12.30


Hive inspection.  Put on bee suits and see an open bee hive and inspection. 



12.30 – 13.30




13.30 – 14.00

Bee keeping equipment.



14.00 – 14.30



How to avoid and manage stings.


14.30– 15.00



Watch honey extraction dvd


15.00 15.30



Question time.

What next?  Courses available and sources of further information




This one day introductory is course is designed for those who are considering the possibility of keeping bees in the future.  There is the opportunity to handle live bees and get an insight into the basic knowledge and practices of bee keeping.


NOTE: Bee suits will be provided for you to use during the day.  Please wear long trousers and bring wellington or similar boots; and a clean pair of rubber gloves.


The cost of the course is £15 per person and includes refreshments only. Children are free, but need to be accompanied by a responsible adult. Remember to bring a packed lunch.


For further information & to book a place – please contact June Harvey

on mobile - 07530 663765 or e-mail to harveyjex@aol.com