Taunton Beekeepers are offering the chance to find out about honeybees and see inside a hive.
Julie Husband, event co-ordinator, said: “We will be giving visitors an overview of what’s involved in keeping bees. They will have the chance to see inside a hive and experience the fascinating world of the honey bee first hand.”
Visitors will be given a talk at the teaching centre at Heatherton Park, near Bradford-on-Tone, and afterwards, weather permitting, will be invited to kit up in bee suits to observe honeybees in the apiary.
Jonah Jones from Nynehead attended a previous taster day and is on this year’s beginners’ course: “Attending the event was like opening a door to something which had interested me for more than 25 years.”
Julie added: “Beekeeping is a fascinating subject to study whether you’re thinking of keeping bees or just interested in observing nature and understanding how bees make honey. This is an ideal way to see if you would like to find out more before committing to a beginner’s course in the new year.”
The session starts at 2.30 pm on Saturday, September 8. Protective clothing will be provided but people must bring wellington boots. To book a place, priced £25.00, contact: Julie Husband at tauntonbeginners@