Duke of Edinburgh Gold Residential

5 day Beginners Beekeeping DofE Residential for 16 to 24 Year olds

  • Starts 3 Jul 2023
  • 949 British pounds
  • West Dorset

Available spots

Service Description

Join our 5 day/4 night Duke of Edinburgh Approved Activity Provider Gold Award Residential Beginners Beekeeping Course near the coast in lovely Dorset. The course is very practical and you’ll get chance to handle the bees while learning all about the beekeeping year. We cover enough information during the week to enable you to feel confident enough to keep your own Bees, and we can advise on equipment and techniques to keep Bees in a natural way that supports their roles as pollinators as well as honey producers. We will also make some wax wraps, and we will show you how to collect a swarm. We provide suits and gloves. We can act as your assessor and upload your assessors report to eDofE upon completion of the course. All food and drink is included along with 4 nights accommodation, our nearest station is Axminster. There’s free time scheduled during your stay to either enjoy the wonderful nearby beach or any of the activities on offer locally. The dates for 2023 are 4 to 7 July 2023 10 to 14 July 2023 17 to 21 July 2023 2022 reviews My experience with the Dorset Bee was exceptional. Their knowledge combined with hands on experience gave me a unique 5 day experience I’m not sure I could’ve had anywhere else. I feel confident in the knowledge they’ve given me - a solid foundation on both how bees work, and how to care for a hive. A brilliant place to go on your DofE residential and any other Beekeeping experiences they offer. Max Dodd 'I had a wonderful time doing my Gold DofE Residential at the Dorset Bee. The team are great, knowledgeable and really friendly. I liked everything. It was a truly unique experience. I would recommend it.' Matthew Loak 2021 reviews Thank you for the most fantastic week last week. He was the most enthusiastic I have seen in ages for a cool 17 year old and seemed to love every moment. Gemma had the most fabulous time!! Great fun, amazing scenery, a lovely group and, of course, just marvellous to learn about the incredible life of the bees!! 🐝 What a wonderful week! Thank you. It sounded good before we booked it and was even better in real life! Xav had a fantastic week, learning about the bees, being served the best lasagne ever, fossil hunting, going to the beach. The list went on and on! Thank you Helen, Sarah, Nicole, Gareth and Alison! Miles had a fantastic time, thank you for making lovely memories. xx 🥰🐝🐝xx




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