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Rural Beekeeping and Honey Craft Beer TastingCode: PHBRB1 12 month validity West Sussex - Hassocks 1 person
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Rural Beekeeping and Honey Craft Beer Tasting
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Enter the Hiver Experience: discover the secrets of rural beekeeping together in the stunning Albourne Estate, located in the picturesque South Downs, and follow up with a tutored honey beer and food matching session with Hiver Beers.
You’ll get suited and booted before immersing yourself in the role of an apprentice beekeeper, learning about equipment and tools, helping Hiver’s Beekeeper to handle the frames, check the health of the Hive, and getting up close to the ‘Ladies.’ Once you’ve got to grips with the process, it’ll be time to relax over a tutored honey beers and food matching session. Honey beer remains a largely undiscovered phenomenon, but you’ll learn all about it, getting to taste a Lager, an IPA and an ale, as well as the honeys used in the brewing process and some of the beer ingredients.
Beer enthusiast, bee enthusiast or both, an outing at Hiver promises to be unforgettable!
- Rural Beekeeping and Honey Craft Beer Tasting for one
- 2 hour session
- Undergo a hive inspection, see the bees up close and work with the head Beekeeper
- Experience a unique honey beer and food pairing session
- Sample three honey beers, a Lager, an IPA and an Ale
- Personalised voucher and message card
Your voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of issue, while government restrictions apply in relation to Covid-19 we are offering free extensions on all experiences so you can take your experience when the time is right.
What happens on the day?
Your 2 hour session will be divided into an hour of beekeeping and an hour of honey beer and honey tasting. Your session begins with a short introduction to bees and beekeeping, the equipment and tools commonly used, and a first glimpse inside the hive.
You’ll then get suited and booted, ready to inspect one of the hives and help out with handling the frames and checking the health of the hive. Afterwards, you’ll relax over a tutored honey beers and food matching session.
- Minimum age: 18
- The tasting is not suitable for participants with coeliac disease as beer contains gluten
- The experience is not recommended if you are allergic to bee stings
- The Albourne Estate is suitable for disabled access to the premises but not to the hives
- You will be required to sign a disclaimer on the day before starting your session
- The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary
This experience is available selected Saturdays from Mid-May to Mid-September. Excluded dates apply.
We recommend you book at least one month in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability.
Please allow 2 hours for the full experience.
What about insurance?
The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.
Please ensure you are familiar with the terms and conditions of the experience.
How it works
All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we’ll send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient, then you just need to check the info and book your experience.
Packaging and Delivery
Please see the following page for information on our packaging and delivery.
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West Sussex - Hassocks
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