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13 Bees Beekeeping Taster Sessions

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Lovely way to spend an afternoon

Have always had a great interest in bees, and this was a great way to learn about bees in general... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2018
Veillemadame
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France
A very worthwhile experience.

I have no particular interest in keeping bees but went along to the course to keep a friend... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2018
StorkGuru
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Join us on the banks of the river Vienne and spend an afternoon finding out about life in a bee colony. Get up close and personal with our bees, learn about the tools and equipment needed and how to avoid stings! All equipment provided and each...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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13 rue du Bois des Roses, 16500, Confolens, France
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+33 5 45 71 22 90
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

Have always had a great interest in bees, and this was a great way to learn about bees in general, how we can help them to survive in a changing world and how to become a beekeeper. Kevin is an excellent guide to the skills...More

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Amanda B, Owner at 13 Bees Beekeeping Taster Sessions, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Thanks very much for your review and we're so happy that you had a great time :-) Hope you enjoy the honey! A&K

Reviewed September 8, 2018

I have no particular interest in keeping bees but went along to the course to keep a friend company. From the outset I found Kevin and Amanda very welcoming. The afternoon began with a lesson on bees. This was very informative and very relaxed. Next...More

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Amanda B, Owner at 13 Bees Beekeeping Taster Sessions, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Thanks for your comments - we're chuffed you had a good afternoon and that, even though you don't want to keep bees, maybe you will plant something bee-friendly and put some water out for our lovely bees in the future :-) K&A

Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Let me say from the get go that Amanda and Kevin are both very kind and charming. I found the taster session very informative. Amanda and Kevin tried to cover all the aspects of starting out in having your own hive, and time ran away...More

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Amanda B, Owner at 13 Bees Beekeeping Taster Sessions, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

Thanks very much for your comments, they are much appreciated and we hope you had a great holiday all round :-) Your pictures are on their way! K&A

Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

The location was great, the food absolutely amazing and the taster session was extremely well done. A fabulous hands on introduction to the world of bees 👍😊

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Amanda B, Owner at 13 Bees Beekeeping Taster Sessions, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

It was great to share our bees and some of their life with you and we hope to have inspired you guys just a little bit :-) Thanks again for your review A&K

Reviewed June 23, 2018

Fantastic afternoon on the beekeepers taster session, Kevin and Amanda are very down to earth and made the session informative, interesting and entertaining all at the same time! My teenager is now interested in something that is not electronic!

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Amanda B, Owner at 13 Bees Beekeeping Taster Sessions, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2018

Excellent! thanks so much for coming and for leaving your review; it's much appreciated and we're always here if you have any questions. Maybe we should start to offer 'get your teenagers outdoors' programmes too ;-) A&K

Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Really fabulous! Kevin and Amanda were the perfect hosts! Food was great and the rooms were super. A perfect getaway from everything.

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Amanda B, Owner at 13 Bees Beekeeping Taster Sessions, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2018

Thanks for your gracious review folks :-) We look forward to seeing you again in the future and maybe you can spend time with the bees too...

Reviewed October 5, 2017

I rarely comment on places I have stayed, but I feel that 13 Bees deserves to be praised. I decided to attend the beekeeping course after a taster session there. I also chose to stay in the B&B as a mini-break for our wedding anniversary....More

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Amanda B, Owner at 13 Bees Beekeeping Taster Sessions, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to complete Tripadvisor review for your beekeeping experience with us. Hope you're enjoying your honey (at least a little bit, given you're not normally a fan). Hope to see you again in the future. A&K

Reviewed September 7, 2017

At the beginning of the afternoon, I knew very little about these flying insects. By the time Kevin and Amanda had finished, my knowledge had increased exponentially, with the organisers teaching us in a funny and engaging fashion. A "hands on" session around the beehives...More

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Amanda B, Owner at 13 Bees Beekeeping Taster Sessions, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2017

Thanks so much for your feedback John! We're glad you had a good time and we hope your head has stopped buzzing now :-) A&K

Reviewed September 5, 2017

I spotted this taster session listed in a local magazine. Having relatives who keep bees, I thought I'd go to a session. Apart from being welcoming and just really normal people, Kevin and Amanda shared their knowledge in a down to earth and humorous manner....More

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Amanda B, Owner at 13 Bees Beekeeping Taster Sessions, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2017

Thanks so much for your encouraging comments :-) We aim to entertain and inform all of our guests and if we can inspire just a little beekeeping magic in you, we'll consider the event a total success! Thanks again for coming and please do get...More

Reviewed July 30, 2017

This afternoon course totally met my expectations and was a great taster session to understand what is involved in keeping Bees. I have been contemplating doing so for a few years now, and this session has indicated what is involved and that it is feasible,...More

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Amanda B, Owner at 13 Bees Beekeeping Taster Sessions, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2017

Thanks so much for your comprehensive review David - it's very much appreciated. And we really do wish you all the best in your bee adventure when you start :-)

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