Beekeeper for a Day One-to-One Exclusive Gift Experience
THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE DAY GIFT
Our Beekeeper for a Day One-to-One Exclusive Gift Experience is something really special - awarded the Green Tourism gold award, join us for a unique, up-close, personal tour of our honeybees and spend a day in the life of a bee farmer...
We'll send you a gift experience voucher for you to give to the recipient, which gives details of how to book.
We make just 10 exclusive one-to-one gift experiences available per year, on selected days from April to September.
We'll begin by taking you for a guided tour of the gardens with a cuppa to explain the planting schemes we have created for an almost entirely pollinator-friendly site and why considering pollinators like the honeybee are important in your own garden.
You'll be hands-on helping to inspect the hives, take photos and record video, and keep records as our Jez explains what he is looking for. There's no such thing as a typical day in the life of a bee farmer but it can include checking hives for needed repairs and maintenance; preparing new hives; moving colonies; painting hive parts; making up frames; jarring honey, and keeping on top of the many jobs of a busy working honeybee farm.
You'll learn how bees make different flavoured honey and enjoy a special honey tasting session - a delicious way to learn about and taste a selection of different honey as unique as the areas the bees forage in.
You'll shadow our founding bee farmer, Jez, for the whole experience, seeing the bees at work and helping to care for them, including a whole range of activities, with opportunities to ask questions and learn one on one.
Beekeeping is dependent on the weather; the jobs required at the time of the year that you visit, and Jez's filming schedule. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee what specific elements your day will include but it is normally a full and fairly physical day.
Your day includes unlimited organic, home grown and local refreshments and a full ploughman's lunch provided, with an hour to rest up over lunch and enjoy the gardens. You'll have plenty of opportunities to ask questions before heading home with a very special jar of our award-winning raw honey as a memento of your day.
The day begins at 10am and runs to approximately 3pm, here on our organic farm just 4 minutes from Market Deeping and 18 minutes from Peterborough train station in Lincolnshire.
OUR EXPERIENCE DAYS ARE ALL-INCLUSIVE
We'll provide you with everything you need, including unlimited refreshments, lunch and a bee keeping suit for the day. Bring a pair of wellies or sturdy boots but please do not wear perfume or cologne as strong scents can cause problems for the bees. Do not drink alcohol prior to attending. You will be required to sign a declaration in order to partake in the day’s activities.
HELP US TO HELP THE ENVIRONMENT
If you're able to use public transport (we're just 18 minutes from Peterborough and Stamford train stations), cycle or have an electric car, please do.
PLACES ARE LIMITED TO JUST 1 PERSON PER DAY
Suitable for ages 16+. Under 16s are welcome but must be accompanied by a paying adult (aged 18+). We will contact you to offer a variety of dates on all days of the week and arrange a mutually convenient day to work with our beekeepers from April to September.
Every person taking part in any activity provided by Bees & Co. 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 on site at Bees & Co.
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 Bees & Co. team and/or your instructor.
All participants must obey all instructions given by Bees & Co. team at all times. Bees & Co. 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 Bees & Co. and in the event of any damage being caused to the equipment through fault of the user, the participant is liable to pay for the repair/replacement.
All participants must understand that bees are a wild insect and their behaviour 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.
Bees & Co. 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 Bees & Co. 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 Bees & Co. The management will not accept any liability howsoever caused for death, personal injury, loss or damage suffered by participants.