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Introduction to Beekeeping Berkshire

Oakley Green, Windsor   

  • Half-day beekeeping courses near Windsor
  • Small group classes (max. 5 people)
  • Meet the British Buckfast bees
  • A mindful & relaxing approach to beekeeping

What's Included

  • An introduction to beekeeping experience
  • This experience lasts approximately 4 hours
  • Learn about the fascinating, hierarchical and complex lives of the bees
  • Understand how to do your bit to be environmentally aware in supporting the bees
  • Learn about what is involved in beekeeping and how to get started as a hobby
  • Inspect the beehives (weather dependant)
  • All equipment required will be provided on the day
  • A delicious lunch of artisan cheese and charcuterie is included with a glass of wine or soft drink
  • You will form part of a group of up to 5 people

You can also taste the fruits of these Berkshire bees' labour by ordering a bee lover's hamper packed with honey and beeswax goodies delivered to your door!

What Can I Expect

It's all about the resident bees, bugs and butterflies on these beekeeping experiences in Berkshire! You'll be invited to join the beekeepers of Windsor for a relaxing and mindful few hours learning all about how to look after bees.

Elisabeth has set up her apiaries in four acres of wild meadow fields bordering the Royal Windsor Forest. It's a thoroughly idyllic place for both bees and humans to flourish, with lots of wild flowers and an orchard of fruit trees all providing the pollen for the bees in their hives.

The worker bees buzzing around their Berkshire home are British Buckfast bees. Elisabeth explains that this particular species is ‘well-behaved, polite and prolific', which sounds like a pretty good combination to us. You'll get to meet, observe and handle these busy bees during your experience.

With the firm belief that there is a season for everything and a time for everything, these courses very much focus on the natural rhythm of the life of a bee. In today's ‘instant gratitude' society, it's all about patience with beekeeping, as the honey is only ready when it's ready, which is a rather refreshing approach these days.

It's worth noting that Elisabeth's honey is completely natural and it hasn't been filtered, strained or blended. With the forest's larder filled with everything from horse chestnut blossom, to foxgloves, the honey from these Berkshire apiaries has a delightful floral flavour.

As well as learning all about what beekeeping entails, you will also enjoy a lunch break with cheeses and charcuterie being served over a glass of wine or a soft drink. We think these beekeeping courses in Berkshire are the most civilised and convivial days out with the bees we've ever come across!


  • Selected Saturdays between April to October
  • Experiences start at 10:00 and finish at 14:00


  • Located in a wild meadow field at the Tarbay Centre in Oakley Green

Suitable For

  • Suitable for beginners
  • Minimum age 16


  • Not suitable for spectators

Anything Else

  • Social distancing measures will be in place
  • Warm and waterproof clothing is recommended 
  • Please ensure that you wear flat shoes
Delivery TypeDelivery TimePrice
Standard DeliveryEstimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day*£1.95
Weekly Special DeliveryGuaranteed next working day£7.50
Saturday Special DeliverySaturdays Only£11.70
European Delivery3 - 5 working days£4.50
Rest of World Delivery5 - 7 working days£6.50

All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

* 93% delivered next working day

All orders are sent in plain packaging so as not to ruin the surprise.

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Premium Gift Pack includes a brushed metal steel tin which will hold your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Premium Choice.

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Standard Gift Pack

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The Into the Blue E-Voucher is an instant email option,it consists of a personalised email and a pdf download of your personalised gift voucher.The Instant Choice


Vouchers are usually valid for 20 months from the date of purchase (unless otherwise stated) and shall become invalid on the expiry date. The expiry date is set out on the Voucher. Vouchers may be extended for a further 23 months on payment of an admin fee of £10 plus any increase that may have taken place for that activity since the original date of purchase. Please note that some Vouchers cannot be extended; this will be stated on the Voucher. PLEASE NOTE: You must book and take your experience before the before the expiry date of the voucher.
Introduction to Beekeeping Berkshire
Introduction to Beekeeping Experience
Total Price£79.00
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