This workshop will take you inside a working London beehive to discover the world of the honeybee and its management, demonstrate equipment required by a bee-keeper, and give an overview of the beekeeping year. This experience will be based at one of our buzzing apiaries in London where you will be able to enjoy the nature reserves with its beautiful scenery and wildlife running around.
You might be toying with the idea of purchasing a beehive, but would like more guidance. We are ethical beekeepers and have a big passion for honeybees and the role they play in the environment.
Join us on a beekeeping experience to discover more about the exciting world of this most complex and productive insect, and enjoy a hands-on exploration inside a hive of honeybees at one of our Local Honey Man apiaries.
The experience will include:
- Handling live honeybees
- Inspecting the inside of a beehive
- Understanding how a beehive works
- The do’s and don’ts of beekeeping
- How can you help save the bees
The event will definitely feed your curiosity and interest in bees but also in the wider natural world, and may even encourage you to take up beekeeping.
Please wear long-sleeved clothing, trousers, wellies or sturdy boots. Do not wear perfume, drink alcohol, eat bananas, or work with animals prior to attending. If you use reading glasses, please bring them with you. Protective bee-keeping clothing will be supplied.
Course location: One of our London apiaries
Time: 10.00am – 12:00pm or 13:00pm – 15:00pm
Suitable for ages 16+. Under 16s are welcome but must be accompanied by a paying adult (aged 18+).
- Every person taking part in any activity provided by Local Honey Man. is required to read and complete this text. Booking of this activity assumes your acceptance of this disclaimer.
- You are accepting that you have read and understood all of the information and risks associated with the activities conducted by Local Honey Man.
- All participants must listen to all safety briefings and instructions before taking part in any activities. You must NOT partake in any activity if you do not feel you have understood the briefings and/or instructions. If you require more assistance please do not hesitate to ask a member of the Local Honey Man team and/or your instructor.
- All participants must obey all instructions given by the Local Honey Man team at all times. Local Honey Man reserves the right to terminate any activity immediately if we feel that participants are not following instructions.
- Strictly no alcohol or non-prescription drugs are to be consumed before or during any activity. If we deem that you are under the influence of any altering substance, you will not be permitted to take part in any activities.
- All protective equipment provided for you including head veils must be worn for the duration of the activity.
- All borrowed equipment must remain on-site and returned to the designated area after use. The equipment remains the property of Local Honey Man and in the event of any damage being caused to the equipment through the fault of the user, the participant is liable to pay for the repair/replacement.
- All participants must understand that bees are wild insect and their behavior cannot be guaranteed. Whilst all efforts are made to safeguard our delegates from such dangers, accidents and injuries can happen. In agreeing to take part in this activity, you are acknowledging these dangers and agree to take part at your own discretion.
- Local Honey Man is not liable for damage or loss to persons or property however incurred.
- All existing injuries or health issues that may be affected by you taking part in this activity must be reported to Local Honey Man before taking part and noted in the appropriate section of this disclaimer (e.g. heart conditions, asthma, diabetes, known allergies).
By purchasing this product you agree to have read and understood the guidelines above and assume full responsibility for any risk associated with taking part in the activities provided by Local Honey Man. The management will not accept any liability howsoever caused for death, personal injury, loss, or damage suffered by participants.
We have a high demand for our courses and put a lot of energy into organising them so that all involved enjoy the day. If you are unable to attend the course after booking and get in touch with us at least one month before, we will try to move you to another course date where possible. Please note: 25% of your course fee is non-refundable if you cancel your place more than a month before the course date. I’m afraid that should you cancel your place less than one month before the course we are unable to refund your purchase.
We will comply with prevailing Government rules regarding Covid-19, which may include social distancing and the use of face masks, following the Government ruling at the time of your event and we will advise you of the requirements shortly before your event. Our aim is to provide a safe yet rewarding environment to ensure that you have an enjoyable and rewarding day.
Working with Bees
A Local Honey Man Beekeeping Experience Day will take you deep inside a beehive and you will handle bees as well as taste their honey. Naturally, bees have a sting and so you will wear gloves and a protective jacket with a veil and will be given guidance before the event of what to wear and what to avoid.
We keep good-tempered bees and the risk of stinging is minimal, but in the event that you are stung, we will take action to limit the effect and ensure you are able to enjoy the rest of the session.
If you know that you suffer a reaction or are allergic to bee stings, please contact us to discuss the matter before booking. Allergy to a bee sting is rare and a short-term reaction is normal.