Experience days are tailored to give you a flavour of bee keeping. You will have a chance to open and explore the inner workings of the hive.You will learn about the various stages of the brood and to identify the caste of bees. “the Queen is in there somewhere!”
Book your visit
Click HERE and use the "BOOK NOW" button to access our new booking system. You will be able to view a diary of available dates, sessions and to place your order.
There is also a choice of a physical gift certificate pack or an electronic voucher to make the visit a gift to redeem at a later date.
Your first delve into a hives can be daunting. David takes you through the exercise at a steady pace.
Groups are small. No more than four people unless by prior arrangment. The bee suits are provided, you need only bring a pair of Wellington or hiking boots, a pair of rubber gloves (Marigolds) and a sense of adventure. Take as many photos and ask as many questions as you wish.
The experience session lasts about two hours. There are two session a day. The morning session starts at 10.30am, the afternoon session starts at 1.30pm.
The experience day can be booked for any day from the available dates in the diary. The visit is wholly dependent on the weather. The weather needs to be warm and dry. Should adverse weather be forecast for the day of the session the session will be rescheduled. We will confirm the session is to go ahead on day before the session.
If the experience day is a gift why not have a gift certificate sent as an invitation to the recipient of the event. Use the gift card option from the shop and leave details for delivery.
Colony visits are hosted by Cattows Farm. Not only is Cattows in a beautiful part of North West Leicestershire but has a Tea room from which to enjoy your special afternoon tea. Next to the tea room is a farm shop featuring farm grown and the pick of local produce. Cattows also has an extensive pick your own fruit and flowers area. Lots to do for anyone accompanying you whilst you visit the bees.
Check out all that Cattows Farm has to offer at www.cattowsfarm.co.uk
Please note Afternoon Tea is booked directly with Cattows farm
The cost is per person
Session length – about 2 hours.
Start Time – no earlier than 10am
Cancellation – If for any reason the session is cancelled by you, 25% of the session fee will be retained and the balance returned to the account that booked the session. The price quoted includes VAT.
Bee keeping raises much curiosity which is why I do not allow spectators. The spectator will, inevitably, end up looking in the hives too! They also need to be kept safe.
Please note that the season for visits to the hives is May to September. By all means purchase a voucher outside the season and redeem it at a date to be arranged.
Please advise me of any medical conditions ahead of the event.
Any questions please email me (email@example.com)
Please do not use the the "add to basket" button as it does not have the diary features. Its a legacy thing :-)