I had a great time on this beekeeping day course. Clare was very welcoming and quickly made everyone in the group feel very welcome. She provided delicious cakes and drinks and made sure that everyone felt part of the group. Much attention was paid to safety in the introduction to the day, and we were all meticulously kitted out by Clare.

It was a beautiful setting and a short walk through some woods to the field where we were introduced to the beehives. John – our bee expert for the day – was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He was also extremely calm and reassuring. He was very happy to answer any question, as he carefully showed us inside the hives and explained the workings in much detail.

We were also shown the process involved in producing honey from the panels collected from the hives, then presented with a jar of delicious honey.

By the end of the course, I had learnt much about this ancient craft and met some very friendly people. Thank you Clare and John – it was a brilliant day!