What We Offer

We offer lots of ways for children and adults to experience bees! From private family sessions, to after school clubs. Keep reading for more information, or if you have any questions get in touch!

Junior Bee Club

Children aged 8-13 attend weekly bee keeping classes starting from January some children will be able to work towards a Junior Beekeeping qualification.

We will be learning all about how a hive works and how to manage colonies in the classroom then, when the weather warms up, we will be opening the hives each week and learning about what is happening inside. Children will not only learn about how bees benefit our environment, but they will be outside more and connected to the seasons and nature – something that we are all in need of now.

Classes will cost £14 per week but we have a sliding scale of pricing so, if you are in receipt of certain benefits, we can offer you a reduced price.

Junior Bee Club is full for this year but do get in touch if you would like your child to go on the waiting list.

‘My kids have loved Bee Club and it is one of their favourite activities they do outside of school. They have learnt so much and have a much greater appreciation of the importance of bees in our natural world.’ Junior Bee Club Parent

Groups of Children

We are part of the activity offering at Fryland’s Wood Scout Outdoor Centre. Your Scouting group, home ed group or youth group can come and learn about bees with us. We can offer a 90-minute bee experience for 6 children or a two-and-a-half-hour session for 12 children. They will learn all about the different bees in a hive and the lifecycle of the honeybee before we get our PPE on and have a look inside the hives. Please contact us using the link below to arrange a visit to our apiary for your group.

‘Fantastic session – kept all the kids and adults entertained despite the weather – many thanks – also Debbie was very flexible regarding timings etc Definitely recommend!’ Scout Group Leader

Schools

We can offer a range of assemblies or live bee experiences in your school with our glass sided observation hive. Follow the link below to find out how Mrs Burney’s Bee Club can bring bee education into your school.

‘The assembly was pitched perfectly and the children were captivated throughout.’ Primary School Teacher

Families

Join us for a family bee experience at Mrs Burney’s Bee Club anytime between April and September when our bees are at their busiest. Come to our apiary in Fryland’s Wood Scout centre and learn all about the honeybee and her behaviour. Lasting about 2 hours, we will give you a brief introduction to the honeybee tailored to the age range of your party before we put on our bee suits and open the hive. There will be time for tea (or squash) and cake, along with answers to any questions you might have at the end. Up to six people can attend (up to two adults and up to four children). Children must be aged 5 and up please.

The cost is £100 for up to 6 people. If you would like to buy this experience as a gift, we can give you a voucher which can be used up to 18 months after purchase.

‘Amazing family bee keeping experience which kept both adults and children enthralled for two hours. Debbie is so calm, knowledgeable and informative. We would highly recommend this experience.’ Visitor to Our Apiary

Talks for Adults

Mrs Burney can come and talk to your group about any aspect of bees or beekeeping that interests you. Email us on the link below to enquire about what we can offer. The price is £80 for a talk of up to 1 hour including Q and A afterwards.