10am - 2pm, here on our organic farm just 4 minutes from Market Deeping, Lincolnshire.
The perfect experience day gift, our Beekeeper for a Day Gift Experience is our most popular!
We'll send you a gift experience voucher, beautifully presented in its own box, hand tied with ribbon for you to give to the recipient, which gives details on how to book their day. Experience Days are run from late March to September - details of available dates will be sent with the gift pack.
Join us for a unique, up-close and personal tour of our honeybees and the life of a beekeeper...
We'll begin by taking you for a short guided tour of the gardens to explain the planting schemes we have created for an almost entirely pollinator-friendly site and why considering pollinators like the honeybee are important in your own garden.
Then we'll head into the barn for a short presentation before fitting you with beekeeper suits and heading over to the bee hives.
You'll get your very own guided tour of a beehive, seeing the bees at work and the hive's queen. If you're lucky you may see bees being born and possibly even a waggle dance, too!
You'll be hands-on helping to inspect the hives, take photos and record video as our beekeepers explain what they are looking for before a short tour of our honey extraction and processing facility - you'll get to see and learn how honey is made the artisan way and get to have a go at jarring your very own honey, before we head back to the barn for a honey tasting session, which is a delicious way to learn about and taste a selection of different honeys as unique as the areas the bees forage in.
Beekeeping is dependent on the weather and the jobs required at the time of the year that you visit, so you might have the opportunity to visit some of our other apiaries to see beehives in different settings, help with feeding the bees or even repairs to hives. We cannot guarantee what specific beekeeping elements your day will include but we always ensure you get to inspect a beehive, tour the honey room, try your hand at bottling honey and of course get to taste a variety of honeys, too.
Your day includes unlimited organic refreshments and a pizza lunch cooked in our outdoor, wood-fired pizza oven. You'll have plenty of opportunities to ask questions before heading home with a packet of our exclusive bee-friendly flower seeds and a jar of honey as a memento of your day.
OUR EXPERIENCE DAYS ARE ALL-INCLUSIVE:We'll provide you with everything you need, including unlimited organic refreshments, a pizza lunch cooked in our outdoor, wood-fired pizza oven and bee keeping suits for the day. You'll leave with a packet of bee-friendly wild flower seeds and a jar of honey. Bring a pair of wellies or sturdy boots.
100% MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE: We like to run our courses fairly and honestly. Your booking secures a very limited place, so is non-refundable - if you can’t make it, you can send a friend or colleague instead though, or attend a later date. If at the end of any of our courses you haven't enjoyed it and don’t believe that it has helped you to achieve what it set out to, we will gladly refund you 100% of the course fee. Separate terms apply to Virgin Experience Days.
PLACES ARE LIMITED TO JUST 8 PEOPLE PER EXPERIENCE DAY.