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Herd & Hive

Want to keep your own Bees? - We offer mentoring!

Want to keep your own Bees? - We offer mentoring!

Regular price £50.00 GBP
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Getting your first nucleus of bees can be very daunting and often new beekeepers find themselves quickly forgetting what they learned initially or simply unable to keep up with the bees themselves, often resulting in frustration, incorrect husbandry and swarming.

Mentoring can often be very beneficial to new beekeepers to support them in the early years of learning about bees and beekeeping practices. Having a supportive friend to discuss worries or challenges with can be reassuring. Ultimately it can influence whether someone continues to keep bees or abandons the craft.

At Herd & Hive we manage over 50 hives across 5 apiaries and have considerable experience that could prove beneficial to a new or experienced beekeeper.

Our 1 to 1 mentoring scheme will include a visit to our working apiary to provide a working knowledge of multiple hive setups and conditions, and several further visits from our head beekeeper to your own hive to help you gain confidence with your bee’s.

Subjects taught include :-

  • Hive setup and kit evaluation
  • Colony management
  • Swarm prevention techniques
  • Honey crop increases
  • Colony disease identification and prevention

… and many other elements of your own working beehive

Also included is access to our very own Herd & Hive support groupchat where you and other mentees can discuss anything bee related and gain the collective knowledge of other beekeepers to help troubleshoot your hive challenges, and get responses from our own head beekeeper. 

Note - own equipment required such as suit, smoker etc

Prices vary - Typical cost £160 (4 x half day)

A £50 non-refundable deposit online to be paid then we will be in touch to discuss options & remaining payment to be taken. 

Please feel free to call Matthew our head mentor on 07719200933 to discuss any queries. 

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