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Beekeeping Experience

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He is not worthy of the honey-comb
That shuns the hives because the bees have stings

- William Shakespeare

Discover the world of the honey bee with an exclusive up-close and personal experience at our

Kentfield Country Estate apiary in the heart of Kent on the edge of the North Downs.

Located in West Malling in Kent the apiary is set within Kentfield Country Estate which is a small privately owned working farm with a mixture of native woodland, pasture and wild flower meadows and is set next to a beautiful 4 acre lake.

I look forward to introducing you to the fantastic world of the honey bee - and I hope that this beekeeping experience may inspire you to become a beekeeper yourself.

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Beeswax Candles

Beekeeping Experience

Seated in a traditional shooting lodge with cobbled flooring, an open fire and a stunning oak banqueting table, the 4 hour experience will cover the basics of beekeeping and will allow you to get a bee’s eye view of the hive and the honey bees at work.

It is perfect for those interested in bees, ecology or honey!

I will talk you through the basics of the honeybee, the beehive and the tools used.

You will learn about the different bees and their roles within the colony.

You will also get to make your own beeswax candle.

A buffet lunch will be served, before it is time to get suited up in a full beekeeping suit to view inside one of our honeybee hives, which are located around the lake.

You will have the opportunity to handle frames of bees yourself (perfect photo opportunity), while we carry out an inspection - looking for the queen, eggs, larvae and checking how much honey and pollen they have stored.

You will also get to take home a jar of our delicious honey, the Beeswax candles you have made and a wildflower seedbom.

Complimentary tea and coffee will be available for the duration of the event.

The day will run from 10.30am and will last around 4hrs including a lunch break. 

If you have any special dietary requirements, please email us at least one week before the event, so that we can make necessary arrangements for you.

So that we can provide the correct size suit for you, please could you provide us with your height and waist size upon booking. You can email this information to: along with the date of the event and your name.

Please bring wellington boots or hiking boots. It is best not to wear strong perfume or aftershave.

Each event is upto a maximum of 6 people.

Experiences will take place in late-Spring and Summer and are weather dependent.

Please purchase via the link below stating your preferred date in the notes section.

If the event is fully booked for your chosen date, another will be selected.

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Public liability insured


UK Asbestos awareness


UKBR Member


British Beekeeping Member

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