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Rural Beekeeping & Craft Beer Experience

Albourne Estate, West Sussex   

• Beekeeping, craft beers & wines in one experiences
• Takes place at Albourne wine estate in Sussex
• Get kitted out in a suit to visit the hives
• Tutored beer and wine tasting with nibbles

What's Included

• Hands-on beekeeping and beer tasting experience
• Short introduction to bees and beekeeping
• Get suited up for a hive inspection, check the frames and check the health of the hive
• Relax over a tutored honey beer and honey tasting, with food matching along with a taster of Albourne Estate's English Wine
• Free time to explore the vineyard and on site shop
• Allow approximately two hours for this experience
• You will form part of a small group of up to 12 participants

What Can I Expect

Rural beekeeping at its best! It's all about the bees and the honey beers in the Great British countryside on this experience in Sussex. You'll learn about about keeping bees and how delicious craft beers are made with the honey. We can't think of a sweeter combination!

Your host will welcome you at the the Albourne Estate, just eight miles out of Brighton, a wonderful venue for these experiences focused around the bees and the beers. Being a vineyard and winery, this place is perfect for rural beekeepers to keep their bees nice and happy. Who wouldn't want to buzz around vines and the lovely South Downs all day?

To meet the bees, you will be getting kitted out in a full beekeeper suit. As you head to the hives, you might give them a little puff of the smoker to relax those busy worker bees. Now you can lift the frames and see what's happening in there. You get up really close at this point and it's utterly mesmerising stuff. Nature at its very best.

Having seen for yourself where the honey comes from, it's time for a tutored tasting from your host. It'll take place within the winery and it gives you the chance to sample the fruits of the bees' labours with delicious craft beers made using honey as one of the ingredients. If you've never tasted beers with honey before, it's a must do!

As well as the beer, you will get to try one of the wines produced on the estate. There will also be opportunities to talk and try out food pairings with your drinks, as nibbles and light bites will be served alongside, to enhance your palate's experience.

With bees (and their honey), beer, wine and tasty bites on the menu, we agree with your honey and beer making hosts that this is 'the perfect artisan foodie day out'. You can even take time after the tasting to explore the vineyard. Book your places on these rural beekeeping and beer courses and spend a pleasant couple of hours in the Sussex countryside.


• Selected Saturdays from end of May to mid-September
• Dates are subject to availability, book well in advance to avoid disappointment


• Albourne Estate, Hassocks, West Sussex

Suitable For

• Minimum age 18
• Not suitable for anyone with a known bee allergy


• Not suitable for spectators

Anything Else

• In the event of extreme weather conditions, a full hive inspection is not recommended to protect the bees. Instead beekeeping-related activities will be offered on-site
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

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Standard Gift Pack

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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.
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