Walking with a Beekeeper
An instructive walk with beekeeper Richard Haseltine and the opportunity to learn about bees, beekeeping and visit a hive. The walk will be 5km of tracks, 6km on field paths and river bank, 1km along a country lane. The walk will visit an out apiary and an observation hive in the course of the circular walk. Not suitable for anyone with a known allergy regarding bees.
Walk duration - 4.5 hrs walking plus 2hrs for breaks and bees (6.5hrs total) The activity at the apiary and observation hive will depend upon weather conditions; if suitable conditions prevail one or more hives will be opened for inspection. Places are limited to 8 per walk, limited by equipment and time at hives. NOT SUITABLE FOR ANYONE WITH AN ALLERGY TO BEES
Long trousers should be worn, not skirts, shorts or kilts, as the protective clothing provided at the apiary will be jacket and veil and gloves, not a full bee-suit.
The nature of hill walking potentially involves leaders or other participants in providing close assistance to others. For everybody’s protection those people classified as ‘vulnerable adults’ or young people under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an appropriate carer or responsible adult. No special arrangements are available to provide independent supervision for vulnerable people, and the accompanying carer takes full responsibility for them. The carer or parent is best placed to judge the capability of their charges.
We do ask that you only bring children on a walk if you are confident that they will be able to complete it comfortably. At all times, children must be accompanied by an appropriate adult who must take full responsibility for them.
3. Lower age limits.
No children under the age of 16 are allowed on Extra Hard or Hard walks. Children over the age of 12 are permitted on Medium and Easy walks provided that they are accompanied by a responsible adult.
In common with other similar events and in consideration for others, dogs are not allowed (guide dogs excepted).
Please do not smoke on walks, out of consideration to others.