Introduction to Beekeeping
Join our lead apiarist at Wild Ken Hill to discover the incredible world of beekeeping. Beekeeping is a centuries’ old practice, and still practiced here today at Wild Ken Hill, producing delicious honey from a wide variety of native flowers and plants and with sympathy to the natural world.
This guided tour starts at our farmyard before heading off into the farm and beautiful woodlands to visit the hives. Your expert will show the inner workings of an unused hive, and show you the activity around active hives, as bees go about their busy day, pollinating our plants – a fundamental natural process on our planet. As you go, your guide will provide fascinating on the practice of beekeeping, the world of wild bees, as well as sharing a few stories of close calls with swarms of our buzzing friends.
Start Time: 09:00 (please arrive 15 minutes before the start time)
Duration: Around 2 hours
- Tour typically on foot. Possible vehicle use in bad weather.
- Moderate walking pace with frequent stops. Moderate fitness is best to cope with walking on uneven ground. There are a small number of hilly slopes with gradients no steeper than 20%.
- Walking distance: 1-2 km.
- Tour is weather dependent; strong wind or rain may result in a postponed event.
- Tour will go ahead in almost all weathers, so please dress accordingly. Trousers, sleeve-length tops and robust shoes are required in all weathers, as the ground is uneven and the long grass can be wet or scratchy. In wet or cold weather, a warm waterproof coat and wellington boots are required.
- Covid-19 secure.