Another safe and socially distanced class outside in the fresh air in the grounds of the Nuneham Estate.

A very warm welcome to Steve Ash of Warborough Honey just down the road from the cookery school.   Steve has joined us as our resident bee keeping expert and he will teaching you all about bees and how to keep them.


So if you are a complete beginner or you just want to dip your toe in the water to find out if bee keeping is for you then come along and learn from the expert.  We will be covering the following subjects:

  • Awareness of all bees and pollinators – not just honeybees
  • Overview of honeybee anatomy, colony life & social structure
  • A year in the life of a typical honeybee colony
  • The history of beekeeping
  • Honey and harvesting
  • Helping bees and pollinators

We will then hold a Q&A sessions and have a light lunch including British cheeses from the Nettlebed Creamery just down the road from us!


Then after lunch you will actually get to look at a real hive and what is inside!  Obviously not a working hive but how often do you get to look inside and see how the magic works!

We know that this is going to be an extremely popular class so book fast to avoid disappointment.   We will be holding more classes moving forward including a class that will be the part II to this course where you will cover up and get really hands on with the live bees!


We will be giving everyone that books their own jar of Warborough honey to take home after the class.