Beekeeping Experience Dates

IMPORTANT : DUE TO COVID-19 ALL VOUCHERS HAVE HAD THEIR EXPIRY DATE EXTENDED BY 12 MONTHS TO COVER NEXT SEASON AS WELL. 

*PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING*: Due to COVID-19 We have had to reduce the number of courses we run. We will also ask all participants to wear face masks (These will not be provided) as we will be closer than 2m for a prolonged time, the instructor will not be wearing a mask as it will make communicating instructions and information difficult through the bee suit. Unfortunately we will not be able to have our initial talk and drink in the restaurant at Planters so this will take place out by the bees, we will therefore be unable to provide refreshments. 

If you have been given or have purchased a voucher for a beekeeping experience please book using the form at the bottom of this page, being sure to include your voucher number which can be found at the top right of your voucher. Please note if you have not got a voucher then you will be unable to book this event, vouchers can be purchased here.

The experience should last between one and two hours.

The Itinerary
Meet at Planters Garden Centre, Tamworth (B78 2EY) information desk at the arranged time
Have around 30 minutes talking about beekeeping, the bees and the equipment needed
Go out to the Apiary and get suited up
Go through the tools we will use and light the smoker
Open up a hive and go through doing a full inspection, I will be pointing interesting things out as we go
Photo opportunity and last chance to ask any questions

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

If you have any trouble please do not hesitate to contact us at experiences@holthallapiary.co.uk
Unfortunately if the weather forecast looks bad for your chosen day a few days in advance we will contact you to rearrange as we cannot inspect the hives if it is wet or cold.

Please fill in the form below with your preferred experience dates.

Experiences for 2020 have now ended for winter, 2021 dates will be released by April 2021 at the latest. 

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