Course Joining Instructions
10 am to 4.30 pm.
Tea, coffee, lunch and afternoon cake provided. Please do not arrive before 9.50 am.
Address: Tiger Hall, Cunnery Road, Church Stretton, Shropshire SY6 6AF
Telephone: 01694 723484 or 07400 018636
SatNav will get you close. If you find yours telling you to go up a gated overgrown track, ignore that and carry on until it takes you up Cunnery Road.
From the main traffic lights on the A49, go into the centre of Church Stretton.
Turn left at the TSB Bank (on your left)
Go straight over the mini roundabout and turn first right into Cunnery Road, following signs to Longmynd House.
Tiger Hall is on the right 100yds past the entrance to Longmynd House.
Please park in the free public car park just after the hotel entrance, or on the road outside Tiger Hall.
Church Stretton is on the main Manchester to Cardiff line. We offer a free pick-up and drop off service. Please let us know which train you will be on, and call us when you reach the station – we will be there in around 5 minutes.
We provide bee suits, gloves, hive tools and smokers. But if you have your own, feel free to bring them. If you do so, please make sure they are clean.
As well as indoor shoes, please bring a pair of Wellington or ankle books into which you can tuck your bee suit trousers. (If you don’t have any boots, we have a selection you can borrow.)
Please avoid wearing scent or aftershave – it can upset the bees.
Wear trousers to go under the bee suit.
Please feel free to bring a camera/phone to take pictures or video of your beekeeping experiences. We can project digital shots so that the group can review and discuss them.
A word on bee stings
You will be wearing all over protective clothing when you are working with the bees. It is however possible that you may be stung.
If you are, there is normally a sharp localised pain, which lasts about a minute. Sometimes this may be followed by localised swelling, and/or itching, which can last up to a couple of days or so. Piriton, or other oral antihistamine tablets, can help.
In very rare cases an extreme allergic reaction, known as anaphylactic shock, is possible. If this were to happen, we would call an ambulance immediately.
If you would like to know more about this – or anything else – please feel free to contact us.