All about bees – a family day outAugust 24, 2024
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A day out learning about bees at CAT – Kids go FREE!
So what’s all the buzz about bees? Come to CAT for the day and discover the fascinating life of the honey bee.
- Duration: one day
- Upcoming date: Saturday 24 August 2024
- Start and finish times: starts at 10.00am and ends at 4pm
- Adults – £125
- Children – Free
- The day is suitable for children over 7yrs, teenagers and adults.
- All children (under 18) must be accompanied by an adult (max two children per adult).
- Includes: tuition, all materials, lunch and breaks
- What to bring: boots – preferably wellingtons and a pair of gloves – this should be something like a Marigold washing-up type glove of a size that fits the hand really snugly.
- Terms and Conditions:
What you will learn
We’ll get to see the process of how honey gets from the comb into the jar, get to wear protective bee suits, light up a bee smoker and get up-close to a live honeybee colony!
Keep your eyes peeled for the queen and watch the fascinating world of bee life close up, including pollen collection, waggle dances and all the stages of the developing young baby bees.
Learn about which foods you like to eat have been pollinated by bees, learn about beeswax and make your own candle!
The day is suitable for children over 7yrs, teenagers and adults (over the age of 18).
With each full-paying adult, we are offering two free child tickets. Is it essential that all children are accompanied by an adult while at CAT.
Meet your tutors
Jonathan Garratt grew up with honeybees, going out to inspect the hives with his father as a child in Menai Bridge, Ynys Môn, and eventually taking on the full care of the hives.
He has been a Seasonal Bee Inspector for the National Bee Unit since 2001, and has run courses in beekeeping for many years, independently and through organisations such as the National Botanic Gardens Wales, The Snowdonia Society, Bangor University and the Woodland Skills Centre.
Jonathan has a BSc (Hons) Environmental Science and Msc Rural Resource Management as well as a Permaculture Design Certificate. He has had various roles over the years in conservation, the environment, agriculture and environmental consultancy.
Lisa Mundle has a BSc (Hons) Environmental Science and a Permaculture Design Certificate and is a competent beekeeper and instructor, managing the processing and marketing of honey and hive products. Lisa is a gardener and food grower, and has a specialist interest in gardening for pollinators.
Lisa also works for Wild Elements, a Community Interest Company that connects people to nature, improving lives, opportunities and aspirations.