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The Beeble Idler Beekeeping Day (11th May)

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Our next Beekeeping day will take place in Spring 2024 in Wiltshire - Saturday 11th May.

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.

For more info please email info@beeble.buzz

Location: Eastcourt House, Wiltshire, SN16 9HP

Itinerary

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 a 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 Honey and mead tasting – We learn why honey comes in different colours, thickness and flavours. Bill show us how to make mead and candles and Nicola reveals Beeble’s honey vodka making secrets.
4.30pm How to Keep Bees in the City: Bill explains all you need to know about keeping bees in the city. Nicola goes through the equipment we need to keep bees and where to get it from.
5pm – Quiz and Cocktails
6pm Certificates, Gifts and Carriages

Please note the itinerary may change and is dependent on the weather for the outside hands-on sessions and opening of hives

  

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Location: Eastcourt House, Wiltshire, SN16 9HP

The Detailed Itinerary:

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.

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