The BeeKeeping Experience starts with a short introduction to Bees and Beekeeping, the equipment and tools commonly used by Beekeepers as well as a first glimpse inside the hive. We’ll then get suited and booted ready for a Hive inspection and the chance to help Hiver’s Beekeeper in handling the frames and checking the health of the brood. After the fun of getting up close and personal with the ‘Ladies’, we’ll relax over a tutored beer and food matching session before leaving you to explore Albourne Estate’s beautiful vineyard or participate in a wine tasting. If you would like to join Albourne Estate’s fully guided Vineyard Tour & Tasting (10.30am – 12 noon) you can book an afternoon BeeKeeping Experience session.
Groups are of no more than 12 people per session and in the case of really wet weather, we’ll focus on inspecting the exhibition hive, working with the Beekeeping tools to build frames and harvesting honey. We’ll provide a Beekeeping suit (including face protection) along with gloves on the day but please wear sensible flat shoes and bring socks. Feet should be fully covered.