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Bee Keeping Experience at Careys Secret Garden near Wareham, Dorset

Bee Keeping Experience

An introductory workshop into the world of bees and beekeeping!


Join Mike the Bee Keeper at Careys Secret Garden for an introductory workshop into the world of bees and beekeeping! 

In this two-hour session you’ll learn the basics of beekeeping, the importance of pollination and the different roles bees play throughout their life cycle and more.

Following a short theory session, there will be an opportunity to get suited and booted and get up close to the bees as they open up the hives and see first-hand the busy bees at work, and if we’re lucky we may spot the elusive queen. Afterwards its back to the barn to hopefully sample some of the bee’s delicious produce from a frame of honey, still warm from the hives we’ve just inspected. At the end of the workshop you are welcome to explore the beautiful walled garden at Careys. You can pre-order your food from the Secret Salt Pig cafe and sit and enjoy the birds singing, bees buzzing and smell the fragrant flowers whilst you enjoy a delicious light lunch!

All attendees will need to sign a liability waiver on arrival. Sturdy footwear (ideally wellies) and comfortable clothes are recommended, a peaked hat will prevent the bee veil from touching the face and rubber gloves may be preferred to protect the hands. 

Your ticket includes admission to Careys Secret Garden on the day of the workshop, and free access to the Berlin Wall Exhibit after the event.

An opportunity to visit over three acres of beautiful gardens. Enclosed behind a 19th century wall the garden had been left abandoned for a number of years but has been carefully restored for all to enjoy. Careys is also home to the ‘The Berlin Wall Exhibit’, is a moving and atmospheric new exhibition of original Berlin Wall fragments complete with original artwork and graffiti.

Find out more about Careys Secret Garden including more upcoming events. 

Note: This event listing is a guide only. For up to date information and or changes to the event please check with the organiser or venue.


Jun 06 2024


1:25 PM - 3:30 PM




Careys Secret Garden
Careys Secret Garden


Careys Secret Garden
Careys Secret Garden