Introduction to Beekeeping

A one-day introduction to keeping your own hive

Adult tickets: £59.00

If you’re considering starting up a hive or you’re just curious about honey bees and this informal course provides an excellent introduction to the world of beekeeping. The course is designed for beginners, so no previous experience or knowledge is required. Led by John Shepherd,an experienced beekeeper, the course will help you understand the lifecycle of the bee and the basics of beekeeping, including the equipment you will need to get going. The course will cover:
The identification of honey bees
Different types of beehives
The parts of a hive and their role
The lifecycle of the honey bee
The hive year (and what to do when)
Honey extraction
Welfare and health
Common problems and how to manage them

There will be an observation hive on display to help relate the theory to practice. A light lunch will be provided along with tea and coffee. Please note any dietary requirements at the time of booking. Please arrive at 9:45am for tea/coffee, for a 10:00am start.

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Getting Here 
Ample car parking on site. The nearest mainline stations are Sevenoaks or Tonbridge, both about 6 miles away.

Please check the website for more details and a map:


Bore Place
Bore Place Road,