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The Dorset Bee – Beekeeping Course – Gold Residentials – July 2023

The Dorset Bee – Beekeeping
Come and join our very popular Beginners Beekeeping Course in lovely rural Dorset.
This DofE Gold residential runs for 4 nights and 5 days and as we are an Approved Activity Provider it meets all the requirements for the residential component of your Gold Award.
Our approach is very Bee centred and holistic, you’ll find handling the bees surprisingly calming and mindful. Safety suits will be provided so you don’t need to worry about being stung.
We are on the Jurassic coast so we have scheduled some free time during your stay to enjoy the beautiful beaches that line this area of outstanding natural beauty.
You’ll be accommodated in glamping bell tents, with comfortable beds and access to an indoor classroom/common room with bathroom facilities. We also have an on- site kitchen where we will prepare meals, all food and drink is included. The farm where we run our Bee courses is beautiful, it’s being regenerated into a wildlife haven with wild Exmoor ponies, a large owl population, long horn cattle, Tamworth Pigs and fields of pollinator friendly planting supporting the Bees and Butterflies. The farm also has a beautiful sunflower trail and games room for our students to enjoy.
We will spend time in the evenings around the fire pit, cooking pizzas in the outdoor oven or having a delicious bbq watching the sunset on the nearby beach.
Our course is very hands on and practical. You’ll be learning all about the Beekeeping year, colony composition and organisation, the effects of habitat loss, and what you can do to save the bees!
We hope you’ll feel confident at the end of the course to one day host your own colony.
Our nearest train station is Axminster served by a direct line from London. We can collect you from the station.
We only run 2 courses per year and places are limited, our next dates are:

10 July to 14 July 2023 2 places left
17 July to 21 July 2023 2 places left

The rate is £949 per person.


Course date:
July 2023
Course location:
Coppet Hill, Bridport, Dorset
Course fee:

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