07. May 2021 - 9:30
Furzedown Farm Conservation Area
United KingdomSouthamptonFrost Lane

Beekeeping Experience Day. 2021., Furzedown Farm Conservation Area, Friday, 07. May 2021

We are passionate about bees, beekeeping and nature conservation and so we are now delighted to be able to offer you the chance to experience beekeeping for yourself, through one of our relaxed, fun and informative beekeeping experience days, run by our friendly head beekeeper; Simon Noble, from our home base here at Furzedown Farm Conservation area.

The beekeeping experience will include:

Honey tasting - try an assortment of honeys from around the world.

A chat about the life cycle of bees - including the different roles of the bees in the hive and swarming.

A chat about beekeeping - we’ll look at the day in a life of a beekeeper and what to expect through a typical season.

We’ll take a look at what beekeeping equipment is required to keep bees.

Lunch served down in the woods by the nature pond.

A chat about what you can do to have a positive effect on bees and other pollinating insects.

Get hands on and take a look inside an active beehive and see what goes on with your own eyes. We’ll take a walk trough the woodland to our training apiary where you’ll get to inspect your own hive.

Make your own beeswax candle.

The pocket guide 'Planting for Honey Bees'                     [Kindly donated by Author Sarah Wyndham Lewis and our friends at Bermondsey Street Bees in London]

A jar of our delicious honey.

Tea and Coffee station available all day.

The day will run from 10.30am and will last around 4-5 hrs including a lunch break. 

If you have any special dietary requirements, please email us at least one week before the event, so that we can make necessary arrangements for you.

So that we can provide the correct size suit for you, please could you provide us with your height and waist size upon booking. You can email this information to: email along with the date of the event, your name and ticket number.

Please bring wellington boots or hiking boots and bring or wear a long sleeved top. It is best not to wear strong perfume or aftershave. A protective bee suit will be provided. The bees you will handle are especially bred extra gentle bees.

Numbers are limited to 10 people per session.

Photos of 2019's experience days available to see over at our website:




What are my parking options at the event location?

There is onsite parking available.

Is there a toilet?

Yes. There is a fully functioning WC with running water and a flushing toilet.


Can I bring pets to the event?

No pets please.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

To get in touch please send us an email on: email


What's the refund policy?

We have a 30 days cancellation policy.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes please.


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, just let us know the name of the actual attendee/atendees before hand.


Friday, 07. May 2021, Furzedown Farm Conservation Area, Beekeeping Experience Day. 2021.

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