Introduction to Bees and Natural Bee Keeping

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Introduction to Bees and Natural Bee Keeping
2nd March 2013
£34 (members) / £40 (non-members)
4th December 2012

POSTPONED – Sunday 7th April, 10am – 4pm

Spend the day discovering more about the lives of honey, bumble and solitary bees. This will include the use of film clips, discussion, examination of hive construction and a visit to hives and bee sanctuaries locally.

Tutors: Bryony Huntley and James Monks

Bryony and James are both experienced bee-keepers with a passion for sharing their knowledge in this field. Bryony is based locally at Westfield Farm in Chew Magna.



How to book

Phone Emily on 0117 3643123 between 9am-3pm, Mon-Thur. Please have your card details ready. If for any reason you have difficulty in getting through on this line, please email and we will get back to you.

Spaces are limited on all courses so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Members and long term volunteers of the farm are given priority booking and 15% discount on prices. If you are interested in becoming a member, take a look at our Membership page.



To try and minimise our carbon footprint at the farm, we encourage people to either lift-share or to book onto a Community Transport Minibus. Provided we have a sufficient number of people booked onto the minibus, it will be picking up at Bristol hippodrome and Bristol Temple Meads. We ask for a contribution of £5 per adult to cover costs for the minibus.

If you are interested in lift-sharing or taking the mini-bus, please let us know when booking.



For all of our courses and workshops we have a communal lunch where everyone brings something to share – we find this is a great way to gather a real community driven feast! We encourage everyone to make something vegetarian for the day so that as many people as possible are able to share the food.

Some ideas of things to bring include salads, bread, cheese, chutney, crisps, hummus or other spreads, soup, stew, cake… Any contribution will be a welcome addition to the feast!

We will provide refreshments and hot drinks during the day.


Cancellation Policy

If for whatever reason you need to cancel your booking, we offer a 50% refund up to one week prior to the course date. For cancellations with less than one week’s notice you will only receive a refund if you can provide a medical note.

In the unlikely event that we have to cancel the course we aim to give you at least 24 hours notice and you will receive a full refund.