Mini Meet the Beekeepers

Get up close to real beehives and learn about honey production. You’ll get to dress up in a full beekeeping suit and help our friendly beekeepers take care of the hives at Hughenden.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Suitable for children aged 7+, this is a chance to get up close to a real working beehive and understand how to care for them, with the help of our expert beekeepers.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Child £5.00
    per child
View admission charges
Hughenden

Prices

Whole Property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.30 £13.00
Child £7.20 £6.50
Family £35.80 £32.50
1 adult, 2 children £21.50 £19.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

The basics

Booking details
Call 03442491895
£5 + 1 accompanying adult (entry fee applies)
Suitability
Suitable for children aged 7+
Meeting point
Meet outside the Stableyard.
What to bring and wear
Wear light layers that you can wear underneath the beekeeper suit we provide, and closed shoes.
Accessibility
The beehives are unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.
Other
This is a chance to be up close to live bees, and while you will be protected by your suit, it could be a little scary. Your grown up will be able to suit up and accompany you at all times. Please note that we may have to cancel the event if the weather is too rainy, in this case we will refund you.

Contact Info

Name
Hughenden
Email
hughenden@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01494755573

Upcoming events

Volunteer Recruitment Day

Sat 28 May 2022
11:00-13:00
We would like to welcome some new volunteers to our team. Come along to our drop-in session to meet some of the team and find your perfect role.

Mini Meet the Beekeepers

Tue 31 May 2022
10:30-12:00
Get up close to real beehives and learn about honey production. You’ll get to dress up in a full beekeeping suit and help our friendly beekeepers take care of the hives at Hughenden.

Meet the Beekeepers

Sat 11 Jun 2022
11:00-17:00
Find out about beekeeping and honey production with our friendly volunteer beekeeping team. Talks at 11.30 am and 2.30 pm.

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Mon 29 Aug 2022
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Mindful Monument Walk

Mon 29 Aug 2022
10:00-17:00
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