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The Beeble / Idler Beekeeping Day

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Beeble Idler Beekeeping Day
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Taking place on Saturday 14th May 2022 

The Beeble Idler Beekeeping Day is a chance to meet, learn and share ideas with skilled beekeepers and prospective beekeepers in a bucolic corner of the Wiltshire countryside.

Suitable for both beginners and experienced beekeepers, the day covers a range of skills, from the best ways to start a hive, to how to make honey whisky.

Below is a brief summary of what the day will entail. For more info please email


Location: Eastcourt House, Wiltshire, SN16 9HP


10am Start – Coffee and introductions
10.30am – Bill Anderson gives an introduction to the bee, its life cycle and the home it really wants.
12.00 – Inside a hive: Nicola Reed shows how to open up a hive. This is a chance to handle the bees and look into Eastcourt’s WBC hives set in the beautiful walled garden.
1.30pm – Lunch (provided by Nicola)
2.30pm – Country walk to Pete Brundell’s apiary. Nicola, Bill and Pete point out the flowers that the bees particularly enjoy.
4pm – How to make mead and candles: Bill gives a practical workshop in Eastcourt’s stunning kitchen. Nicola reveals her honey whiskey making secrets.
4.30pm – How to Keep Bees in the City: Urban beekeeper Bill Anderson shows us how to build a Warré hive. We go through all the equipment needed to keep bees.
5.30pm – Quiz and Cocktails
6.30pm – Certificates and Carriages

NB: The day includes tea, coffee, lunch, cocktails and delicious home-made baked treats :) 


If you can't make this date or missed out on one of our spaces, don't worry we will be running another day later in the summer, with the date TBC. 

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