The Natural Hive

GIFT CARD - Parent & Child - Bee Keeping Experience - Essex

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Select this option if you would like to purchase a Bee Keeping experience for a loved one. They can then choose the time and date that suits them for the 2024 season.

Once Booked, just drop us an email and we'll send you through a list of dates.

Have you ever wondered how honey is made a want to purchase one of our gift cards? Purchasing a gift card you can pick a date between March - Sept and spend a morning with our beekeeper learning the basics and working through the hive.

The experience will start at one of out Apiary’s in the Essex Countryside at Barleylands Farm Park, surrounded by farmland in a peaceful setting. We will be offering tea and refreshments to our guests on arrival and kick things off by running through the workings of the hive and how it operates. We will also explore how the equipment is used, explain the key stages in a bee season and then understand the difference between workers, drones and finally the queen.

Before we walk over to our apiary, everybody will be given full protective clothing and gloves to prevent any stings. It is also strongly advised that you bring over the ankle boots or wellies and thick socks.

Once we have all got to know each other a little and we’re suited and booted, it’s time to see the bees!

We will be working up close and personal with the bees and HRH the queen, we will explore the inner workings of the hive and how the bees operate.

The experience will last a total of 2.5 hours and be followed by a chance to taste our wonderful honey from this apiary and others for a comparison in the flavour. We will also have a selection of snacks available for our visitors (ploughman’s lunch platter!) and have time to answer questions.

A small goodie bag and souvenir will also be given to each visitor as a little thank you.

We hope to see you soon.


  1. Welly Boots / Over Ankle Boots
  2. Long thick socks
  3. Not allergic to bees 

** location of this experience at Barleylands Farm Park in Essex...Refunds will not be given once you have booked, if you cannot attend the event a gift card will will be given to use on a future date**