Beekeeping Experience

Find out what all the buzz is about at this amazing bee keeping workshop in London.

2 hours Class size 1 to 8 (public classes), 8 to 30 label £40

Ever wondered what was involved with keeping bees or wanted to find out more about these fascinating creatures? Then join your host Meetal and the rest of the Pearly Queen Honey Company for this exciting London beekeeping experience!

This experience will give you the unique opportunity to meet the bees in their East End apiary and learn about how they live, communicate and how important they are to us all. You will not only learn about how fascinating our flying friends' lives really are but also gain an insight into the role beekeepers play and get an understanding of what exactly they do.

Once you're settled in, it'll be your turn to don a beekeeping suit and come face to face with our furry flying friends. You'll have a good look inside the hive, learn a bit more about how it works and see the bees in action. At the end of the session, you'll also enjoy a taste test of the honey these busy bees have been making, making sure you leave this unique London experience with a sweet taste in your mouth!

Knowledge required
Suitable for anyone keen on bees!
What you'll get
  • Safety kit supplied.
  • Honey tasting at the end of the session (for those without allergies).
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, Christmas party, birthday or hen do.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum or birthday gift.


London, E1 3DG (exact address will be provided after booking)

This venue is within walking distance from Stepney Green tube station (600m).

Beekeeping Experience location
Your teacher
Pearly Queen London Honey
Pearly Queen London Honey

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Pearly Queen is a collective of urban beekeepers whose ambition is to help keep and protect bees and help educate the public about these wonderful creatures. We do this by providing a variety of natural bee products and educational sessions to help people understand how vital bees are to the ecosystem.

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Geoffrey Oliver Sep 2023

I can’t recommend this experience enough. Meetal, the beekeeper, was very knowledgeable and explained things simply but comprehensively. The slides & videos he used were all very good. The highlight of the session was a visit to the hive, all togged up, where we were able to inspect the bees close up which was truly fascinating. So, even if you’ve only a passing interest in bees, I’m sure that you would thoroughly enjoy this experience as we did.

Natalia Orzechowska Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

The most informative 2h this year, but far. I learned so much about bees - they are fascinating. Kudos to Meetal who delivers tons of knowledge in accessible way. Class starts with lecture, then the hive is open and you can see in practice the bees world. Certainly recommended!

Beekeeping Experience review by Natalia Orzechowska - London

Sonam Nundoochan Jun 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Such a great experience! Learnt a lot during the presentation and it was really fun getting to put on a bee suit and opening the hives - we eventually got to see a bee being born!

Beekeeping Experience review by Sonam Nundoochan - London

Brydon Lowney Sep 2022

The experience was really excellent. Both my girlfriend and I largely enjoyed it and Meetal is very knowledgeable and personable. The class begins with a presentation with everything you need to know about bees and then you don beesuits and head out to the hive. At the hive you are shown various parts of the hive and informed more about the bees specifically and shown more about artificial hives. After this, you head back and enjoy some of the local honeys which are each excellent in their own right. Would fully recommend this experience to everyone who is interested in bees!

Hakon McEvilly Aug 2022

This was such a lovely experience. Meetal is friendly, engaging, and knowledgable and spent plenty of time answering various questions the group had.

The presentation at the start was so interesting and presented in a digestible way without cutting corners.

Putting on the beekeeper suit and meeting the bees was the highlight for me, and you get to have a real hands on experience of holding different parts of the hive etc. I couldn’t stop smiling when the bees were buzzing around in my face - magical.

Finally, tasting the honey Meetal has harvested was a sweet and enjoyable way to cap off the morning. The variety between the different honeys from different areas was so fun to explore, and it’s so reassuring to know that it’s harvested by someone who knows so much about and cares so much for the bees.

10/10 experience, I would recommend this to anyone - bees are so important and it’s been eye opening to learn so much about them and see them working up close like this. Thank you for a lovely morning!
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