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Beekeeping Experience Days Sheffield

Sheffield
REF: MBPHDE

  • Half & full-day beekeeper courses 
  • At a family-run honey farm near Sheffield
  • Tap into beekeeper Dave's knowledge!
  • Inspect frames, spot Queens & lots more
 




What's Included

  • Enjoy a full or half day beekeeping experience
  • Welcome, introduction and safety briefing
  • The experience is split into intervals starting with bee basics, learning about the colony life cycle and how they work and communicate
  • Be shown how to look after the bees and learn how to harvest honey and how it is made
  • All equipment required is provided on the day
  • You will form part of a group of up to 20 people

What Can I Expect

Learn all about beekeeping in Sheffield on these half and full-day courses! Spent time with the busy bees at this honey farm and literally lift the lid on the life and work of a honey bee.

Hosted by beekeeper Dave who heads up this family-run business, you'll discover lots about bees and honey. From the bee basics of how colonies work, their life cycle and how you harvest honey, to a day in the life of a beekeeper, you'll be shown it all on these fun and interactive beekeeper experience days.

The team looks after over 400 hives around the Sheffield and Rotherham area, all producing delicious honey and beeswax that are transformed into award-winning products. From beard wax and hand-dipped candles, to raw natural honeycomb and traditional jars of lovely, runny honey, it really is food for the body and soul!

As you can imagine, Dave and family love their bees here in this corner of the countryside near Sheffield. A very active breeding program of very hardy and resilient bees is in place to ensure the pollination and population continues to grow - because, quite simply, bees are great for the environment.

And they are certainly happy bees on this Sheffield honey farm. And being around them will make you happy too. Of course, it's completely normal to feel a little apprehensive at the start, but you'll soon relax. And before you know it, you'll be inspecting the frames and trying to spot Queen bees.

Relaxing, entertaining (Dave has all the bee banter!) and utterly fascinating, we think you'll love these half and full-day courses in beekeeping in Sheffield. 

Availability

  • Selected weekdays and weekends from May to the end of September
  • Full Day Experience: 10am to 4.30pm
  • Half Day Experience: 10am to 1pm

2024 Dates: 

May

  • 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th,  14th, 22nd, 25th, 26th, 28th

June

  • 2nd, 5th, 11th, 19th, 22nd, 23rd, 25th, 29th, 30th

July

  • 6th, 7th, 14th, 16th, 24th, 27th, 28th

August

  • 6th, 10th, 11th, 14th

September

  • 4th, 18th, 21st, 22nd, 24th

Location

  • Sheffield in South Yorkshire

Suitable For

  • Minimum age 11
  • Under 18s must be accompanied and supervised by a participating adult
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Not suitable for those with an allergy to bees

Spectators

  • Not suitable for spectators however there is a cafe and shop on site where family and friends can visit while the experience takes place

Anything Else

  • Please wear out door clothing suitable for the weather