If you’re staying at Furzedown House, these are for you…. Bee Keeping Experiences, with the Awarding winning ‘The Noble Bee’ – visit their website here THE NOBLE BEE
We can fully recommend these lovely experiences. Do book in very early, especially for the full day bee keeping experience
Please visit their website for the full download on what’s on offer, however, here’s a taster…
Honey tasting and a visit to the Noble Bee HQ at Furzedown Farm.
With Simon Noble, founder of the Noble Bee. 1.5 hours – £75 for the house. Available throughout the year. Suitable for all ages.
If you are staying at Furzedown House, Simon Noble; founder of The Noble Bee, will come across the farmyard and visit you. At a pre-arranged time, he’ll run a honey tasting session and workshop. You will taste the award winning honey produced by Simon and his bees, as well as a selection of interesting honeys and from around the world. You will gain an insight into the world of honey, learning about the different types, why each honey tastes so different and which flowers contribute to the unique taste of each jar.
You will also chat about what you can do to help bees and other pollinators.
After the tasting, you will visit The Noble Bee HQ, which sits next door at Furzedown Farm, where Simon will give you an overview of the workings of honey production. You will also visit the shop where he sells a variety of Noble Bee honeys, beautifully scented candles among other bee related goodies!
The perfect activity to accompany a lunch party!
A visit to Furzedown Farm Conservation area with a talk on bees with tea and cake!
With Simon Noble, founder of The Noble Bee. 2 hours – £150 for the house available from early May through to the end of Summer (this experience is weather dependent and may have to be rescheduled to another day convenient to you if it’s raining!)
Simon will meet you at the front door, and take you into the private 25 acre Furzedown Farm Conservation Area. You will learn about what actually goes on inside a beehive, how a colony of bees behaves over a season, the different castes of bee in a hive and swarming behaviour. You’ll get to watch a live beehive inspection and see with your own eyes, what’s going on inside the beehive with your own eyes, and you might even get to meet the other ‘Queen of England’.
Simon will also chat about why bees are so important for the environment and what you personally can do to help bees and other pollinators.
Down by the beautiful nature pond in the middle of the woodland, you will enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake.
After you can visit The Noble Bee HQ, which sits next door at Furzedown Farm, where Simon will give you an overview of the workings of honey production and see the lovely honey spinner. You will also visit the shop where he sells a variety of Noble Bee honeys, beautifully scented candles among other bee related goodies!
Beekeeping experience days set in Furzedown Farm Conservation Area.
The Noble Bee, also offers full beekeeping experience days, with lunch included, which are set in Furzedown Farm Conservation area. These days are very popular and sell out very early, so please book in advance to avoid disappointment so that you are guaranteed a spot. Booking for 2022 is already open. Please visit: www.thenoblebee.com for full details and booking.