ActivHives Apiary and Bee Garden

A project to help keep bees buzzing and train a new generation of bee-keepers.

BEGINNER BEEKEEPING WITH ACTIVGARDENS

We run friendly open sessions for people who would like to find out what beekeeping is all about and perhaps get involved on a regular basis.

If you would like to find out more about beekeeping, why not come along to our open sessions. This will give you excellent knowledge of bees and hands-on experience of how to keep them. Once you have gained confidence, you can borrow a suit and have a go yourself. 

To get a feel what it takes to handle bees, you can observe the hive being opened and checked from the safety of our hide. If you like what you see, you can borrow a suit and shadow our bee-keepers. If you would like to learn more, you can participate in a course run by the local beekeeping association, and become part of our team. This means you will be on the priority list for a share in the honey!

GET INVOLVED

To book your place at an open session, please contact Susannah on 07530 407302 or email  susannah@activlives.org.uk or call ActivLives on 01473 345350.

UPCOMING BEE-KEEPING SESSIONS

These are usually on Mondays at 11am – please phone ahead. Meet at the community garden green cabin.

ADOPT – A – BEE

We have 400,000 bees in our hives – and they’re all up for adoption!

By adopting a bee, you’re helping support people of all abilities to get involved in beekeeping and the natural world, while improving and maintaining an urban area for the benefit of wildlife.

 

When?

Volunteering available at
1pm every Monday

Where?

Meet at the green cabin at the People’s Community Garden, Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE

COST?

Cost is £5 per session, or free to those who are receiving benefits. Call us on 01473 345350 to book and find out more.

The People's Community Garden

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ActivLives is a local charity, which relies on grants, trusts, donations, fundraising activities, sponsorship & commissions to enable us to provide & develop our services across Ipswich & Suffolk.

CONTACT US

Call us on: 01473 345350

 

We’re located at:

Brightspace, 160 Hadleigh Road,

Ipswich, Suffolk IP2 0HH

 

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