You can complete your DofE residential in beautiful rural West Dorset, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty right on the Jurassic Coast.
We are natural beekeepers and will teach you about our approach to bees, beekeeping and how to interact with honeybees while still protecting them and their habitat.
Our team have combined our skills and passions of beekeeping, teaching, environmentalism and cooking to provide a magical hosting experience for all our guests. Our beekeeping team have a wealth of beekeeping experience to share with you and a desire to bring you into the astonishing world of honeybees.
Take a look at the details, pictures and reviews below to find out what a special course this is.
DofE Approved Activity Providers
As approved activity providers, our residential course will enable you to learn all about honeybees and complete your DofE residential. Our courses are a winning combination with small numbers and our lovely friendly, fun and knowledgeable tutors. Your aims will be established at the start of the residential to ensure we give you the best experience.
Our course ethos is teamwork, empathy, facing challenges and realising your potential by working together and supporting each other.
The course is ideal for DofE GOLD RESIDENTIAL with participants aged between 16 and 24. As an Approved Activity Provider for the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, we will act as your assessor to submit a report to your eDofE page on completion of the course. Our maximum is only 12 students per course.
Tuition - 5 days of practical and theory sessions using a well planned syllabus to give you maximum enjoyment whilst learning this beautiful craft.
Accommodation - 4 nights accommodation at our beautiful private campsite in the heart of the Dorset countryside. You’ll be accommodated in a simple glamping style in one of our lovely bell tents, complete with a comfy bed and pillow.
Food & drink - All included and you’ll be fully catered. In the evenings we will prepare the meals together around the campfire, using either the BBQ or pizza oven, as well as our on-site kitchen. Sometimes we cook on the beach and enjoy the sunset. We can cater for most dietary requirements.
Equipment - Beekeeping suits and all that you need for hands on tuition in our apiaries.
DofE - We are an Approved Activity Provider and will submit our assessors report to your eDofE page.
Transport - if you are arriving by train, we will collect you and drop you back on arrival and departure days at either Axminster or Crewkerne stations. We provide transport while you’re with us for trips to the beach and other apiaries we may visit.
All for £949 - book your place with a £250 deposit and then pay the balance 8 weeks before the course starts.
The courses for 2024 are available to book. Select your preferred date to book now.
The residential courses are for 4 nights and 5 days.
The total cost is £949. You can book your place with a £250 deposit and then pay the balance 8 weeks before the course starts.
Please download the application form, complete it and send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can confirm your booking.
You will also need to download and read the terms & conditions.