• Meet the Bees at Helmsley Walled Garden 2016
  • Opening up the Hive at Helmsley Walled Garden 2016
  • Sorting Bees at Helmsley Walled Garden
  • Sorting Out Bees at Helmsley Walled Garden

Meet the Bees with Mike I’Anson

Meet the Bees

Course Leader – Mike I’Anson

Don a bee suit and delve into the hives here at Helmsley Walled Garden. Each course starts at 4pm and lasts two hours.

There will be a short talk on the bees, their life cycle and what the queen, workers and drones do. Course participants will then get into the bee suits provided and look inside the hives, assisting Mike in whatever work is needed. Tasks will include examining for pests and diseases, checking for signs of swarming and swarm prevention, adding extra frames and supers to allow the colony to grow in size and store honey and checking the honey store.

This course is a great introduction to bees and their lives. The maximum number of participants per course is 4.

Course dates

  • May 12th
  • May 26th
  • July 7th
  • July 21st
  • August 4th
  • August 18th

To book, please contact us on info@helmsleywalledgarden.org.uk