See honey bees close up and discover more about their lives in the hive with the help of your host Alyson, otherwise known as The Bee Lady. Perfect for children and adults alike, you’ll get up close to the bees safely behind the glass of an observational hive.
You’ll be able to wear a bee-keepers suit as you get to see inside the hive and Alyson will also give a bee talk, telling you more about the secret life of these amazing pollinators. At the end of your experience you’ll make your own hand rolled beeswax candle to take home.
This bee experience is usually 1.5 hours and is ideal for families, homeschooling groups and anyone curious to find out more about bees in Bristol. It is bookable now for dates between May - September, when the hives are open during the warmer months.
All beesuits are washed after each session
You'll be provided with a beekeeping suit and everything you need for your experience on the day
Whilst away at a festival Alyson got stuck into some natural workshops and particularly enjoyed foraging and making her own natural lotions and potions. This, along with her love of gardening and a newfound interest in beekeeping, was the beginning of Hives and Herbals. Alyson now produces a range of products using honey, beeswax and propolis, as well as offering amazing beehive encounters. Hives and Herbals bee experiences are ideal for people of all ages, from preschoolers to pensioners, and are perfect for anyone interested in getting closer to bees in their hive in a safe, relaxed environment.View more experiences by Hives and Herbals
Alyson is also affectionately known as The Bee Lady. She looks after several hives of honey bees in and around Bristol, and creates her own natural products made from honey, wax and propolis. Alyson loves sharing her bee experiences with anyone who's interested in discovering more about them.
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