Beekeeping Experience

Come and meet some hard working honey bees during a Beekeeping Experience at our Apiary by the Norfolk Broads.

Who is the experience for?

The Beekeeping Experience is for novices thinking about taking their first steps into beekeeping, or anyone who wants to know about the fascinating world of the honey bee. 

Adults and accompanied children over 12 years of age are welcome to come and have a hands on  taste of what its like to keep bees.

If you prefer to have a one to one Bee Keeping Experience please get in touch to discuss.

What can I expect?

Your Beekeeping Experience will start in our garden classroom where  Ray & I will tell you about the life cycle of the Honey bees and how they work together in their hive.

You will look at one of the commonly used beehives and how all the parts fit together ready for your bees. You will see the tools beekeepers use and watch a smoker being lit.

You'll get kitted up in one of our Beekeeping suits and head to our garden apiary. In groups of up to 4 people and a beekeeper, we will open a hive and you will handle a frame or two of honey bees. We will discuss what you see on the frame and hopefully see the illusive Queen Bee wandering around. 

After the experience, we'll go back to the classroom, and enjoy homemade cake and refreshments. 

The small print....

Any children under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult - a maximum of 2 children per adult.

The experience is very much weather dependent. If we have to cancel due to wet or cold weather you will be offered another date or a full refund.

During a Beekeeping experience there is a chance that you may get stung. If you are allergic or have bad reactions to bee stings, then this experience is NOT for you. We are unable to provide any medication or creams.

Beekeeping suits are provided but you will need to wear suitable boots - wellies are perfect and bring a pair of clean, rubber marigold gloves.

If you are unsure or want further information before booking, please call or email me using the contact details on the About Me page.

Private & group experiences

We are happy to provide a private and exclusive beekeeping experience for you and up to 7 friends. Contact us to discuss prices and dates.

Booking a Beekeeping Experience

Price is £60 per person To book click on the Paypal button below for your chosen date. An email will be sent to confirm your booking.  Please make sure you have read the Small Print above before booking. Gift vouchers are available.

Monday 13th May 2024  2pm
Friday 31st May 2024   2pm
Monday 10th June 2024  2pm
Friday 21st June 2024   2pm
Monday 8th July2024  10am
Friday 26th July 2024 10.00 am
Friday 2nd August 2024 10.00 am
Monday 5th August 2024  10.00am