We have several dates available for our Beekeeping Taster day experience in Cheshire during the active beekeeping season. The available dates are shown below.
Taster Day experience
There is a lot of interest in bees and beekeeping these days. Would you like to find out what bees and beekeeping are all about? Do you think it might be interesting to keep bees, but don’t know what is involved, or how to get started? Our Taster Day experience will give you an overview of the craft of beekeeping, starting with a presentation about honeybees at the Windmill Inn in Whiteley Green. This is followed by a buffet lunch at the Windmill Inn. After lunch the Taster day moves to the apiary where you get the full beekeeper experience by donning a beekeeping veil for a practical demonstration. This gives you the opportunity to get up close to the bees!
Beekeeping veils are provided for the practical session. You need to bring wellington boots and a pair of washing up gloves. Please wear long trousers.
Feedback from previous Taster Days
- Thoroughly enjoyed our day. Very interesting & informative. Loved “hands on” with the bees & a great lunch. SW
- Hello Graham, I write to say thank you for a very enjoyable and informative day on the 7th June. EK
- Just wanted to say a big thank you for Saturday, I think it is safe to say everyone found the day very interesting! The Windmill also provided a very good lunch! Thanks Sarah
- Hi Graham, Just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for yesterday. You more than fulfilled expectations, the day was excellent. JC
If you would like to book a place as a gift for someone, gift vouchers are available. Once you have booked a place, the confirmation email will give details of how to request a complimentary gift voucher.
The cost of the day is £47 per person, which includes tea/coffee and a buffet lunch at the award winning Windmill Inn.
Four dates are available in 2020:
May 2nd, June 6th, July 4th, August 8th
Time: 9:30am to 2:30pm
May June and July events now fully booked
The Windmill Inn, Holehouse Lane, Whiteley Green, Macclesfield SK10 5SJ
Saturday May 2nd 2020
Note that in 2020 the early May Bank Holiday has been moved to Friday May 8th as part of the 75th anniversary of VE Day commemorations.
Saturday June 6th 2020