Photo of honey bee taken by Vicky Aelen

Photo of honey bee taken by Vicky Aelen

Beginners Beekeeping NEW

Location: Tyland Barn, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3BD
An introductory course for anyone interested in learning more about bees and the craft of beekeeping.

Event details

Date

Time
10.30am-4pm
A static map of Beginners Beekeeping NEW

About the event

 The day will comprise five short PowerPoint presentations covering different aspects of beekeeping

  1. Introduction
  2. The colony
  3. The hive
  4. The beekeeping year
  5. Queens and swarming

This will be complemented with practical demonstrations of equipment and common methods of management used by beekeepers.

Demonstrations will use a teaching hive and we will also watch a video to see bees in action in the hive

The day will finish with information and advice on how to take up the hobby if that’s how participants wish to progress

Led by Julie Coleman, Master Beekeeper.
Suitable for beginners.

Booking

Phone number

01622

Price

Normal fee: £33 per person per day.
Concessionary fee: Kent Wildlife Trust volunteers, senior citizens, unemployed and students £5 off.

Know before you go

Dogs

Guide dogs only

Facilities

Toilets
Shop
Cafe/refreshments
Picnic area
Disabled toilet
Baby changing facilities

Contact us

Jill Evington
Contact number: 01622 662012