Beekeeping Taster Day

 

Are you or someone you know interested in learning more about bees?  The next Taster Day  will be held in June 2019 and we are taking bookings.  We introduce you to beekeeping, provide lunch and then there is the opportunity to inspect a colony of bees at our Association Training Apiary.  It would make a brilliant Christmas or Birthday Gift to a friend or loved one who is interested in beekeeping.

For further information and to book your place  email:   Jean Frost

Phone: 01420 561136 or 07879 454046

Here is flavour of the day from the 2018 Taster Day….

The weather was glorious for the event when eight potential new members who had all expressed an interest in learning more about bees came to Warnford Village Hall in time for a 10.30 start.

We began with a presentation about bees and beekeeping including a little about bee biology and general information about hives and equipment.  We then travelled to the association apiary for a picnic lunch. Sandwiches, provided by Gill, with crisps, fruit, drinks and lots of chat were enjoyed by all.

After lunch we divided into two groups, and each opened a hive.  We explained the workings inside each hive and quite quickly all moved towards the bees in wonder. As the afternoon progressed, there were more questions and interest and with such calm bees and interested members, we had a very good day.