Last call for budding beekeepers!

Published: 7 July 2016

We’re buzzing with excitement about our bee-keeping course coming soon to Blackburne House and Liverpool John Lennon Airport, with a limited number of places still available.

Over the eight-week course, you will learn how to manage your own beehive, produce your own honey, get valuable skills and experience as well as making new friends and having fun.

If you’re interested and want to find out more, contact Martin Swift or Andrea Rushton at Blackburne House on 0151 709 4356 or call Joe Cummings at SLH on 0330 303 3000.

Impress your friends with some bee facts

  • The queen bee runs the hive and can lay up to 2500 eggs a day!
  • The bees you see flying around are ‘workers’. These are female and their job is to look for food, build and protect the hive and circulate air by beating their wings.
  • Honey bees like to boogie! They perform a ‘waggle dance’ to share information about the best food sources.
  • The average worker bee lives for just five to six weeks, whereas the queen can live up to five years.
  • Sadly, over the past 15 years, colonies of bees have been disappearing and the reason is unknown.  You can do your bit for the environment by signing up to our bee course!