Learning

Beekeeping Experiences

Have you ever wondered what goes on inside a bee hive? How many bees are in a hive? What does a queen bee look like? What do male bees (drones) do? Join us for a 2-3 hour experience with an experienced bee keeper.

Designed for the absolute beginner, gain an insight into the life of bees and receive practical, hands-on experience with a real hive of bees. All you need to bring is a sense of adventure and a pair of wellies!

Register as an individual or a couple (max group size is 4 people) by contacting membership@hwbees.org.uk. Participants will be provided with protective clothing and will be given a jar of local honey to take away. Participants must be 18 years old or over and are covered by our public liability insurance.

Introduction to Beekeeping Course Spring 2021

Run by experienced local beekeepers and following the syllabus from the British Beekeeping Association, participants can choose between Wednesday evenings or Sunday mornings to suit your diary with your chance to get hands-on experience on the final Sunday with the bees in our apiary.

The cost of the course is £50 which includes a free copy of the British Beekeepers’ Association Guide to Beekeeping and country membership of the Hertford and Ware Beekeepers’ Association and the British Beekeepers Association.

Our spring 2021 course has now completed. If you’re interested in future courses, please let us know.

Please contact us at membership@hwbees.org.uk if you would like to attend.