Bristol beehive workshop

Price
£25 / Adult
Duration
1 hr 30 mins
Age restrictions
0+
Child prices also available

What you'll do

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.

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What you'll do

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.

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Yuup extras

  • You'll make and take home a beeswax candle too!

Facilities

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Child friendly (0-16)
  • Parking
  • Outdoors

COVID-19 guidelines

All beesuits are washed after each session

On the day

You'll be provided with a beekeeping suit and everything you need for your experience on the day

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 14 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 14 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

About Hives and Herbals

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.

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Your host

Alyson Hurst

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.

What people are saying

A great experience. I would highly recommend this Bee Workshop to anyone interested in learning about bees.
Alyson was very passionate and knowledgeable with facts and figures to wow!
There were also a great number of 'bee' products to purchase at the end of the workshop.
All in all a thoroughly enjoyable 1.5 hours.
Thank you Alyson :-)

Bridge Hiscox, Jun 2022

Alyson was a knowledgeable teacher with an obvious passion for things bees. She was good with our fidgety teenager and open to all our questions. I liked her flexible and relaxed approach, but I wished there were a few more resources to supplement what was being described. We learned a lot, watched the bees whilst wearing bee suits and made a beeswax candle each which is a lovely souvenir of our learning.

Ruth McAllister Kemp, Aug 2021

Lovely experience for myself and my children (ages 10 and 7). Very informative and good introduction to bee keeping.

Olivia Croker, Aug 2021

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What people are saying

A great experience. I would highly recommend this Bee Workshop to anyone interested in learning about bees.
Alyson was very passionate and knowledgeable with facts and figures to wow!
There were also a great number of 'bee' products to purchase at the end of the workshop.
All in all a thoroughly enjoyable 1.5 hours.
Thank you Alyson :-)

Bridge Hiscox, Jun 2022

Alyson was a knowledgeable teacher with an obvious passion for things bees. She was good with our fidgety teenager and open to all our questions. I liked her flexible and relaxed approach, but I wished there were a few more resources to supplement what was being described. We learned a lot, watched the bees whilst wearing bee suits and made a beeswax candle each which is a lovely souvenir of our learning.

Ruth McAllister Kemp, Aug 2021

Lovely experience for myself and my children (ages 10 and 7). Very informative and good introduction to bee keeping.

Olivia Croker, Aug 2021
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Price
£25 / Adult
Duration
1 hr 30 mins
Age restriction
0+
Rebook or cancel up to 14 days before your experience.