A cosy cottage for couples or families to enjoy the farm
You’ll start the day in our classroom, learning about different types of bees and specifically the honey bee. Learn about the biology and types of honey bee in a colony and how colonies work. Discover how to meet the bees safely and look at basic kit for handling bees.
Find out how to get your bees and what kind of hive to keep them in. You’ll learn about the colony lifecycle and harvesting honey, including beneficial plants and a floral calendar. Sustainability and bee health: disease prevention, managing and feeding your bees.
Time to don your bee suit (we’ll provide these) and meet your first set of bees. Learn how to open the hive, recognise the different types of bee and what they are doing in the hive.
We like to eat lunch together and we’ll provide a delicious home-made lunch in the barn. This is a lovely opportunity to discuss what you’ve learned so far, get to know your fellow course members and enjoy some great local food.
Walk across the fields to the Humble by Nature apiary to look at different types of hives and to inspect the bees from outside & then inside the hive.
We’ll finish the day with a cup of tea, some well deserved treats and the opportunity to ask any further questions.
This course will teach you fascinating new ways to keep and care for bees in a more sustainable way.
This course is perfect for beekeepers and non-beekeepers alike and has plenty of practical experience in the Humble by Nature apiary. It is run by Monmouth-based international charity, Bees for Development.
This course has indoor learning and hands-on time in our apiary - we’ll provide bee suits and hoods. You can handle the bees as much or as little as you would like.
It was a brilliant day, I didn't think there was so much to learn about bees! The lunch was absolutely delicious too.
Brilliant! Thanks, will be back for another course.
Great tutors and a very useful course. Many thanks.
What a truly fantastic day! I was hooked. I've never learnt so much in a day... and what a beautiful setting.
A fantastic day - couldn't have been better!