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Introduction to Beekeeping

Mentored by Forest Garden Shovelstrode Shovelstrode
Location address: East Grinstead, RH19 3PH
Chosen age group:

For ages: 18 - 18+ years

Available tickets:
Standard £85
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest


A one day course which will teach you the basic principles behind beekeeping. You will learn about the various bee keeping methods, hives, equipment , how to care for and what is best to plant for bees. Whether you are planning to become a beekeeper, or just wish to know and understand more about our precious bees - this course will cover the lifecycle of the bee and look at the different theories on beekeeping. After lunch you will then be suited up for an open hive inspection. You should bring with you trousers, boots, long socks and leather or rubber gloves. Delicious home cooked lunch is provided with produce from our Forest Garden. Refreshments are available throughout the day. This course may be suitable for teenagers, please contact us to discuss suitability. This course will run from 10.00am until 4.00pm. Price: £85 includes lunch & refreshments. n.b. This course is weather dependent. Heavy rain and wind would prevent us from opening a hive and we may have to take t...

Forest Garden Shovelstrode Shovelstrode
Oliver Sinclair The Introduction to Beekeeping is run by highly experienced and passionate beekeeper Oliver Sinclair. He has been the Chairman of East Grinstead Beekeepers Association for the last five years and has led the organisation in improving the local community’s understanding of honey bees . Over the years Oliver has mentored many succesful beekeepers.

Learning aims

You will learn about the life cycle of the bees and the role of the different bees

Strengths to develop

Many people remark on how important this experience was in overcoming their fears or phobias of bees.

What's provided






Risk Assessment

Public Liability Insurance

First Aid Kit

Please note

Please note, it is the responsibility of the booker to satisfy themselves about the adequacy of the safety measures. This platform is merely an introducer and does not verify the items listed here.

we'll be

Forest Garden, Shovelstrode Lane, East Grinstead, East Sussex, RH19 3PH

Pricing information

Ticket: Standard £85

Pricing information


My experience is an educational activity and the 14-day cooling-off period under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 therefore applies. After the 14 day period my standard policy will apply.

No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.

If you need to cancel and do so with good notice, we can provide a credit for a future course. This course is weather dependent. Heavy rain and wind would prevent us from opening a hive and we may have to take the decision to cancel the course. In this instance you will be notified by email and you will be able to book on to an alternative date or reimbursed.


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