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Beekeeping Experience & Cream Tea



Location: The Bakehouse at Emmerdale Farm Shop, Westleton Rd, Darsham, Saxmundham Suffolk IP17 3BP


Duration: 3 Hours

Arrival: 12.45am

Start: 1:00pm 


April: 29th

May: 13th & 27th

June: 10th 24th 

Jully: 8th & 22rd

August: 13th & 27th


Discover behind the scenes of beekeeping from the family-run honey farm Black Dog Apiaries based on the Suffolk Coast. 


During your experience you will learn how we care for and keep bees in a sustainable way with a relaxed and informative mixture of talks and hands-on sessions. 


You will get suited and booted before immersing yourself in the role of beekeepers as you experience first-hand what goes on inside the busy honey bee colony. Combined with plenty of interactions with the honeybees, you’ll be shown how to lift the lids and how to spot the queen bee.


Your experience will conclude with a chance to taste several varieties of honey throughout the season followed by a  complimentary Cream Tea at our onsite Coffee Bakehouse.


This promises to be an unforgettable time ideal for any bee enthusiasts that'll leave you buzzing long after it's over.


Please note: 

  • Order of the itinerary may change to coincide with the weather.

  • Closed toe and high ankle boot/welly is advised during the practical experience.

  • Not suitable for anyone with mobility issues or allergic to bee/wasp stings.

  • Please make aware of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Beekeeping Experience & Cream Tea