The Bee Experience
Look inside the honeybee's amazing world with a Bee Experience
Bees are fascinating and important. A bee experience is a great way to learn more about them.
Join Cheltenham beekeepers Harry and Lorraine for a real insight into bees and beekeeping.
You'll get into a bee suit and Harry will give you a guided tour through the beehive. You'll learn about the bee's life and how they make honey. You'll find the queen (hopefully) and discover why bees swarm.
Perhaps you're thinking of keeping bees? With a bee experience you can dip your toe in the beekeeping water. Who knows where it may lead!
Our bees live on the Notgrove estate just outside Cheltenham. Set in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it guarantees an experience to remember.
Would you like to:
Look inside a honeybee hive?
Learn who's who?
Hold a frame of bees?
Use a beekeeper's smoker?
Get suited up and you can!
"I had the most incredible morning and have fallen head over heels in love with bees. Thank you so much for such a memorable and beautiful, enlivening time. I am in awe!"
The Bee Experience
Have fun, learn lots
What to expect:
- A morning or afternoon at our Notgrove apiary
- Wear all the kit!
- Handle frames of bees (if you want)
- Talk bees with beekeeper Harry
- Interested in planting for pollinators - chat with Lorraine
- Accompanied children 12+ welcome
See bees close up
- See the bees at work
- Find the queen - you might see her laying eggs
- Learn how the colony works - you'll be amazed!
- Learn about pollen and nectar
Some great pictures
- Take your own
- Lorraine will take lots too
Get hands on
- Use the tools of the beekeeper's trade
- Learn how to gently handle bees
A jar of Harry's honey
- Take away some "sweet" memories
- Information to help you find out even more about honeybees and their relatives
Join us for a Bee Experience
A great day in a beautiful place
Bee Experience Dates 2024
Notgrove Estate - GL54 3BS - near Cheltenham
We have a morning session (10:00 to 12:30) or an afternoon session (2:00 to 4:30) on each date
27 April - FULL
We are Harry and Lorraine
And we love bees
Every spring, as the beekeeping season starts, we are excited to see our bees. We love talking about them and their fascinating lives. By the end of your bee experience you'll have a real appreciation of these incredible creatures plus some great memories.