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Sun, May 16


Shaman's Retreat, Yeovil, Somerset

Living and Learning with Bees

Come and spend a day with experienced beekeeper David for this thorough introduction to the life of the honey bee and ethical ways of beekeeping.

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Living and Learning with Bees
Living and Learning with Bees

Time & Location

May 16, 2021, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Shaman's Retreat, Yeovil, Somerset

About the event

Covering both theory and practical elements, the course is suitable for anyone interested in learning about the importance of bees, and those interested in keeping bees as a hobby or to help increase pollination. Throughout this workshop you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Identify and name the three castes of the honeybee
  • Learn how a bee colony works
  • Recognise the basic components and function of a traditional National beehive
  • Construct some bee frames
  • Understand how to look after a hive including when and what to look for
  • Learn what a typical bee year might encompass, including dealing with a swarm
  • Receive hands-on experience of opening and examining a working beehive
  • Sample some honey from David's bees (plus possible purchase of honey, subject to availability)


1. The workshop includes refreshments but please bring your own lunch

2. This is a weather dependent event and you will be notified of any decision if the workshop needs to be cancelled at short notice.

3. Protective clothing (overalls or smock) is provided but participants MUST wear trousers, sturdy boots and socks, and bring a pair of rubber or leather gloves long enough to tuck into a sleeve. Your participation on the course is dependent on bringing these items.

4. By booking and attending the workshop, participants agree and accept this is undertaken entirely at their own risk and no liability can be accepted whatsoever in the very unlikely event of any bee sting that may occasionally arise when opening a hive. Participants who have known bee allergies MUST bring their own medication and will not be permitted to partake in opening a hive unless they do so. All participants will be required to sign a disclaimer to this effect on arrival.

5. Participants may also have the opportunity of attending the Honey Harvest Day FREE OF CHARGE at the end of the season. This depends on a number of factors and cannot be guaranteed.


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