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The Hive

Step into the fascinating world of beekeeping with our immersive two-hour experience! Delve into the rich history of beekeeping, from ancient civilizations to modern practices. Learn about the essential equipment used in beekeeping and gain insights into the intricate life cycle of bees, from egg to adult.

But the excitement doesn't stop there! Suit up in protective gear and experience the thrill of working with bees firsthand. With guidance from our experienced beekeepers, you'll learn how to safely handle bees, use smoke to calm them, and open up a hive to explore their bustling world inside. Get up close and personal with these amazing creatures as you search for the queen bee and witness the marvels of hive life.

And what's a beekeeping experience without tasting the sweet rewards? Sample the delicious honey harvested right from the hive, bursting with flavour and goodness. Plus, don't miss the opportunity to purchase your own jar of this liquid gold to take home and enjoy. It's a truly unforgettable experience that will leave you buzzing with excitement!But the excitement doesn't stop there!

Book your beekeeping adventure today and discover the magic of the hive firsthand!

Events & Educational Experiences

We offer fun for the day with classes for schools and private events for special occasions! Simply contact us with your idea and we'll aim to reply with a quote and times within 48 hours!

Practical Beekeeping Masterclasses

If you are looking to take up Beekeeping yourself, but want to learn how to do it properly and efficiently, please contact us about our 2-week practical beginner's course, and we'll aim to reply with a quote and times within 48 hours!

Once the dream of a young beekeeper—now, his job!

We are an exciting NEW business eager to teach the world about one of the world's oldest hobbies—beekeeping! Located in the beautiful Welsh countryside of Powys, we offer an amazing opportunity to receive a "hands on" educational experience, located near the famous book town, Hay-On-Wye.

"I always wanted to be self-employed and have a job that I absolutely love, and now I have both!

"Beekeeping is such an exciting and inspiratonal hobby. I cannot describe how important honeybees are for the world and how incredible the different cycles they have are. It's just phenomenal and I am happy to be(e) sharing what I've learnt with people."

Fletcher Barker

Mind Behind The Hive


When does booking open/close each year?

The season for experiences beings from mid-April and ends in mid-September - weather dependent.

Are the sessions weather-dependent?

Yes. Please be sure to check your emails on the day of your booking, as we may have to contact you to cancel your appointment due to poor weather - we cannot open hives when it's too cold or raining! We will re-schedule, or may have to refund you.

What's the age limit?

All ages are welcome, but we recommend that children under 5 years of age should not be handling the bees. Remember that under 16s go FREE with our Family Package.

How can I book?

What should I bring on the day?

Please makes sure to bring with you suitable footwear for potentially muddy terrain - wellies are advised! Please make sure you have sufficient, suitable clothing for the weather on the day - DO NOT bring brightly coloured clothing.

Will I get stung?

We have to take precaution and warn you that you may well get stung on these experiences. We will ask you to sign a disclaimer on the day you arrive to warn you that we do not accept the liability of injury in the unlikely event of you getting stung for any reason. Any questions, please feel free to ring us!

Is there local accommodation?

Yes! Here at the same address we offer a stay in the beautiful @littlemountainglamping converted train carriage! To book for a stay at a discounted Beekeeping experience, simply go to!

Where are you located?

We are situated 20 minutes from the town of Hay-On-Wye, Wales. The address is: Cherry Tree Barn, Newchurch, Kington, Powys, HR5 3QF. (Note: Please do not follow sat nav when you have entered the village. Please ring: 01544 370799)

Can I buy honey?

Honey is available to purchase once extraction and bottling is completed in August. The Beekeeper will update those who desire a jar with more information.

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