Bee Taster Day


Bee Keeping Taster Session at our Brooksby Training Apiary

From 10.00 until 14.30

At Brooksby Training Apiary

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Leicestershire and Rutland Bee Keepers Association are running a Bee Keeping Taster Session Saturday 3 August 2019 from 10:00am until approximately 2:30pm at our Brooksby Training Apiary.

We will provide introductory lectures on bees and bee keeping and show and discuss the equipment required to get started, and how to site an apiary. We will lend participants bee suits and gloves so they can observe the workings of a colony and see the larvae and adult bees ‘up close and personal’. Please bring wellington boots or something similar to wear for the colony inspections.

While we will endeavour to give everyone the chance to see inside a bee hive and watch a colony inspection, this is entirely dependent on the weather and the hives will not be opened if it is too cold or wet. We regret that no refunds will be available in the event that we cannot open the hives. If you have a known bee sting allergy that requires you to carry an epipen we ask that you do not register or attend.

Places on the course will be limited and are on a first come, first served basis. The cost is £30 per adult. Children aged 8 or above are welcome provided they are accompanied by a responsible adult who must also be registered on the course. Cost for children under 16 years is £5 only. Coffee, tea, and biscuits are provided but you will need to bring a packed lunch. If we have fewer than six people registering the Taster Day will be cancelled.

In order to register, please send your name (first name and surname), contact phone number and e-mail address to Caroline Beardsmore at and £30 (£5 for under 16’s) to Phil Shepherd by electronic funds transfer to our account at Barclays Bank Sort 20-49-11 account 40455814 (Please remember to include your name as reference with the organisation) or by PayPal please send funds to or by sending a cheque payable to L&RBKA to Walnut Lodge, Park Lane, Walton, Leicestershire, LE17 5RQ.