On Saturday 18th August 2018, 26 members of the public arrived at our Woodstock apiary to find out what is involved in beekeeping. To keep numbers manageable there were morning and afternoon sessions and attendees could nominate which one they wanted to attend via the registration form on the OBKA website. Each group were supplied with veil and smocks, smokers were lit, and they were then given a practical demonstration on the activity within a hive by our joint apiary managers, Jonathan Clark and Kevin Mewis.
Tea and biscuits were provided after each session to allow the attendees the opportunity to ask any questions about beekeeping, the Association and for those who were interested, joining our 2019 Beginners Course.
We had a lot of positive comments about the day and signed up eight of those who attended for the 2019 Beginner’s Course.
Thanks to Jonathan and Kevin yet again for their enthusiasm and professionalism in running the show and especially for providing well tempered bees!
Details of the 2019 Taster Day will be published on this website, along with an application form, once we have determined the date; the Taster Day is normally held in August.