Awarded the Green Tourism gold award, join us on our organic farm, for a unique, up-close and personal tour of our honeybees and a day in the life of a beekeeper...
Our experience days begin at 10am and run to approximately 2.30pm, here on our organic farm just 4 minutes from Market Deeping and 18 minutes from Peterborough train station in Lincolnshire.
It's a fun-filled, hands-on, day:
- A short guided tour of the gardens and the planting schemes we have created for an almost entirely pollinator-friendly site; why considering pollinators like the honeybee are important in your own garden and how simple it is to do.
- A look at the day's jobs, which could be helping to build new beehives, checking the health of the bees, equipment maintenance, building honeycomb frames, preparing to extract honey, helping to rear queen bees, painting new hives, feeding colonies... it's always varied and you can choose to help with whatever you'd like to try!
- We'll provide you with a beekeeper suit for the day so you can enjoy a guided tour of a working beehive
- Marvel at the bees as they work and learn how to spot 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; taking photos, recording video and keeping records as our beekeepers explain what they are looking for before we head back to the barn for a honey tasting session - a delicious way to learn about and taste a selection of different honey as unique as the areas the bees forage.
Beekeeping is dependent on the weather and the jobs required at the time of the year that you visit. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee what specific beekeeping elements your day will include but we always try to ensure you get to inspect a beehive and for when the weather is too cold or wet to inspect the bees, we have many of our own video clips to show and you can design your very own honey label and of course still get to taste a wide selection of honey and learn about the work of a beekeeper.
You'll have plenty of opportunities to ask questions before heading home with a packet of our exclusive, organic bee-friendly flower seeds and a jar of our award-winning honey as a memento of your day.
OUR EXPERIENCE DAYS ARE ALL-INCLUSIVE: We'll provide you with everything you need, including unlimited refreshments, an organic pizza lunch cooked in our outdoor, wood-fired pizza oven and bee keeping suits for the day. All of our ingredients are organic, locally sourced or home grown here on our organic farm. Bring a pair of wellies or sturdy boots with you and please do not wear perfume or cologne as strong scents can cause problems for the bees. Do not drink alcohol prior to attending. All delegates will be required to sign a declaration in order to partake in the day’s activities.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?: We are actively trying to help the environment and so all workshop confirmations and supporting information will be emailed to you. We will also email a reminder to you the week before the workshop with all the details and directions to the farm.
HELP US TO HELP THE ENVIRONMENT: If you're able to car share, use public transport (we're just 18 minutes from Peterborough and Stamford train stations), cycle or have an electric car, use promo code ECO10 to save £10! You'll need to show us your train ticket, taxi receipt (or bicycle!) when you arrive.
PLACES ARE LIMITED TO JUST 10 PEOPLE PER EXPERIENCE DAY.
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