2016 Taster Day – 18th June Reply


Taster Day Book NowTaster Day Enrolment is Open

Commencing at 10.00am and going through to 4.00pm, the event this year

will be held at our Training Apiary, off Henfold Lane, near Dorking, Surrey.

(detailed location of venue will be provided upon enrolment)

Our team of experienced beekeepers will provide participants 

with a great taste of what is involved in being a beekeeper.

The attendance fees for the day are £50 per adult, £25 per child under 18 years, payable in advance.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

To participate in our Beekeeping Taster Day, Click Here to download the enrolment form.

The program for the day will include presentation  and demonstration sessions that cover the many different aspects of beekeeping, including:

Welcome & introduction ...

• Illustrated presentations on:

• Choosing an Apiary Site.

• Stings and First Aid.

• What is a Bee Hive?

• A Beekeeping Year.

• Beekeepers and the Law.

• How Much Does it Cost?

• Benefits of Joining Reigate Beekeepers.

• Practical indoor sessions demonstrating:

... along with practical sessions ...• How a Hive  Works.

• How Honey is Extracted.

• Looking at the Range of Possible Hive Products.

• Frame Making.

• Practical Apiary sessions, for which:

• Protective bee suits will be provided.

• We request that you bring along your wellies.

• You should wear a long-sleeved top and stout trousers.

• Allowing hands-on involvement in:

IMG_3299• Getting suited & booted correctly.

• Lighting Smokers … and putting them out.

• Seeing equipment needed for regular manipulations.

• Handling hive frames and boxes.

• Seeing Brood in all stages, capped honey and stores.

• Seeing how various components of a hive work.

• Refreshments provided during the day.

• Please bring your own packed lunch.

The attendance fees for the day is £50 per adult, £25 per child under 18 years, payable in advance.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

To participate in our Beekeeping Taster Day, Click Here to download the enrolment form.

Either print this out and mail it with your cheque, or email all the required details on the form to our Secretary who will then provide you with bank details for an electronic transfer directly to Reigate Beekeepers.  Both the postal address and email address are on the form.

If you would like more details or to ask a question about the course first, Click Here to open a general enquiry form.

Would be able to help promote our Taster Day amongst your friends, neighbours and colleagues? An A4 Poster about the event can be downloaded to print and display From Here or a Flyer about the event can be downloaded to print and distribute From Here.  Thank you

Meanwhile ….

… here are some more images captured during our 2015 Taster Day.

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