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Hands on the (bee) Hive

10 June 2018
£45 for the afternoon
2.30 - 5.00
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An afternoon with Simon Cousins inspecting his beehives and learning how to find the queen, identify drones and workers and the different brood chambers.  You will be issued with the full set of special bee clothing, but you do need to bring some other items yourself (see below).

NB:  This course will only make sense if you have already done the Beekeeping for Beginners one-day course, or had some previous experience.

This is a small class, so early booking is advisable.


I attended the hands on the hive session last Sunday and thought it was brilliant! It was a lovely day, there were only five of us and we looked at plenty of hives. The bees were placid, which helped, as this was the first time I had been surrounded by bees. We all felt confident with Simon 's guidance, and we saw eggs, larvae, bees emerging, queen cells, drone cells, one queen and all the other types. It was really informative, and I felt I had learnt a lot, which is just as well as I took possession of a swarm yesterday!  Rebecca G.

Good content of material and instruction.  Follows on well from theory course.

Really interesting and very hands-on as hoped for.  Trevor S.





What to Bring

What to Bring


A peaked cap

Two pairs of socks


Beekeeping course at Assington Mill
Students on a beekeeping course at Assington Mill
Simon Cousins - tutor on the beekeeping course at Assington Mill
Students on a beekeeping course at Assington Mill
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Date Time Bookings / Places
Hands on the (bee) Hive 10 June 2018 2.30 - 5.00 1 / 6