Our next Beekeeping day will take place on 7th October 2023 in Wiltshire.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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