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Learn about the Beekeeper’s year with Stour Valley Apiaries

3rd November 2022 / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Learn all about the Beekeeping year with Stour Valley Apiaries

Professional Beefarmer Kevin will give you a detailed insight into the beekeeping year. He will talk you through key things you need to know about what is involved in looking after these fascinating creatures over a season of beekeeping, the equipment and budget needed and will answer any questions that you might have.

This is for people thinking of taking up the craft of beekeeping that want to know more before taking the plunge. All you will need is a notepad and a pen to take notes should you want to. Drinks and snacks will be included.

Spaces are limited so please book early. The workshop will be held in The Stables at Far From The Madding Crowd in the village of Leavenheath, CO6 4PU. We will be in touch nearer the time with the exact location and any further information. Tickets are non-refundable.


Kevin Thorn is a Beefarmer with 140 hives in and around Lavenham, Suffolk.

He is passionate about improving his bees to be calm, healthy and productive and is working to educate beekeepers in this area. He and his wife Julie run Stour Valley Apiaries and Busy Bees Cosmetics . Kevin is also Chair of West Suffolk Beekeepers.

He has established a bee Improvement group at Abberton Reservoir in Essex working with local beekeepers, Colchester BKA, Essex and Suffolk Water and Essex Wildlife Trust to reintroduce the native black bee to the area.

We are very excited that Kevin is raising a colony of bees here in the garden at Far From The Madding Crowd where we hope to eventually have a few of his hives.


Cost: £30.00