2023 Beekeeping Events

We have been running beekeeping workshops for 7 years. These are held throughout spring and summer, dates are on the calendar below. Please book in advance as courses book up quickly. For private groups, individual, or intermediate lessons please contact us directly.

Feedback from previous workshops here

Beekeeping Experience at Cadenham Manor
Aug 5 @ 10:00 – 15:00

On our beekeeping experience you’ll discover the world of honeybees from their lifecycle and roles, to the tools and equipment used by the beekeeper. This introduction to beekeeping will also cover how to make hive products and you’ll be tasting a selecting of local honeys.

After an inclusive lunch, you’ll ‘suit up’ and get hands on experience with the bees. At the end of the day you will go home with a goody bag and photo of yourself beekeeping.

A great experience for anyone considering keeping bees or just looking for a fun day out.

Beekeeping Experience at Hatfield Park
Aug 27 @ 10:00 – 15:00

A full day beekeeping experience with Barry Darbyshire, resident beekeeper at Hatfield park, and Hannah Reeves, professional beekeeper.

We will start the morning with a hot drink and pastry before diving into the theory of beekeeping. We will cover a range of topics and conclude with a tasting selection of different honeys we produce.

A delicious two course lunch will be freshly prepared by the chefs at the Coach House Kitchen nearby. After lunch we will transport you through the Estate to the vineyard apiary. This private part of the Estate has a beautiful view of the river and folly and is home to several hives. We will demonstrate opening the hives and handling the bees before letting you have a turn.

At the end of the day we will take you back via a scenic route; crossing the river, through the woodland, and past Hatfield House itself.

Essential Information:

Please note if you have any mobility requirements the ground in the vineyard is uneven and the afternoon session will be spent standing.

We will require all attendees to complete a questionnaire and waiver before attending the experience.

If the weather is inclement (high winds or heavy rain) then the course may be postponed.

Suitable for beginners aged 16 or over.

£120 per person including lunch and refreshments throughout the day.