FOR anyone who’s ever fancied themselves as a budding bee keeper, there’s a chance to get a look into the world of apiarists over the spring and summer, with a taster course at Webbs Garden Centre in Wychbold.

The bee-keeping taster course has been organised by professional bee keeper Chris Broad, who produces the Saltway Honey sold at the centre from his own eight hives in the Riverside Gardens on site.

Mr Broad is hoping to show people in a series of three-hour long taster sessions, how the hives work, by getting them into protective bees suits and out with the hives. He will also be showing people the kinds of equipment used, and recommending ways they can find out more about bee keeping with local training courses.

Garden centre chairman Ed Webb, said, “We ran a pilot course last year which proved very popular so we are running the courses again with even longer time out in the gardens learning about the bee hives.

"Lots of people are interested to find out whether it might be a hobby for them to take on at home. Chris Broad is an expert in the field and will pass on his enthusiasm and love for bee-keeping as well as his knowledge.”

There will be three-hour long taster sessions running monthly until September with the first taking place on Sunday, April 27 from 10.30am to 1.30pm.

The three hour session costs £25 per person, and tickets can be purchased from reception at Webbs.