Beekeeping Taster Day


Get to know the extraordinary life of the incredible Native Irish Honey Bee through this fantastic day course. This workshop is designed for those who are complete bee-ginners or are new to beekeeping.   The workshop is designed to be a hands-on programme, giving participants an opportunity to handle equipment and bees.


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During this fascinating day, participants will enjoy Tea/Coffee and freshly baked scones on arrival in our stone clad Irish cottage. The course will begin with an interesting presentation on the Honeybee and The Role of the Beekeeper.  Participants will have ample opportunity to familiarise themselves with equipment and have lots of fun through some of the games which will test you as a potential beekeeper. Then it is time to become a real-life beekeeper in our suits and gloves which are provided. We will visit the hives on our farm, which is located right on the edge of the peat bog with a beautiful view of Sliabh Ban in the distance.  Participants will have an opportunity to handle the frames, identify types of bees in the hive and become familiar with how the hive works. Upon return to our beautiful honey house, we will examine the produce of the hive in the form of honey and wax products.


We provide everything that you will need, including suits and gloves for the day.  We just ask that you bring an open mind for all that we can learn from the honeybee, and a pair of wellies!  The course begins at 10.30am with tea/coffee on arrival and ends at approximately 1.30pm.


The cost of this course:
€89 per person

€49 per under 16 (Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult)

Two people for €149

Family Rate (Two Adults and two children) €199

Family Rate (One Adult and two children) €149


Other things to do in our area:

  • The National Famine Way along the banks of the Royal Canal is right on our doorstep in the picturesque village of Clondra.
  • Centerparcs
  • Corlea Trackway

and much more.


COVID 19 restrictions mean that we cannot hold our Beekeeping Taster days for now. However, when restrictions lift to a level which allows us to host you, we look forward to welcoming you to The Long Garden.