made in britain
What better way to enjoy a couple of hours together, than by enjoying a hands on beekeeping and tasting experience at a beautiful British vineyard
After two sold-out seasons at Hiver’s Urban Experience, we’re delighted to announce the release of our Rural Hiver Experience, in partnership with wonderful award-winning Sussex Winery, Albourne Estate. The perfect artisan foodie day out.
Your two hour Experience starts with a short introduction to Bees and Beekeeping while overlooking the South Downs and Sussex Countryside. We'll then get suited up for a hive inspection and help Hiver's Beekeeper in handling the frames and checking the health of the hive. After the fun of getting up close with the 'Ladies', we'll retreat to the winery tasting room to relax over a tutored beer and food matching session with a taster of Albourne Estate's incredible English wine. You are then free to explore the rest of the vineyard, onsite shop and bar and answer any questions you might have. The vineyard grounds include a small lake a boathouse and is part of the Sussex wine route with many pubs and sights nearby to enjoy.
We’re convinced that this Experience will show you the best of British produce and countryside and leave a lasting impression.
LOCATION: Under 1 hour from London (train from London Bridge to Hassocks is 54 minutes). Albourne Estate, Shaves Wood Lane, Albourne, BN6 9DX
DURATION: 2 hours
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 2
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
The Hiver experience is available on selected Saturdays until the middle of September and the sessions can be booked by following the information on your e-voucher via our booking portal or over the telephone. Choose a date and session that suits you or if you'd like to book something bespoke, we'd be happy to organise a custom tour based on the availability of our Beekeeper.
Sessions are in groups of up to twelve people and in the case of really wet weather, we'll be inspecting the exhibition hive, build brood frames and looking at bi-products of the hive instead of the Hive Inspection.
Please wear socks and covered shoes on the day and a few layers that you can take off as you get into your suits!
We're afraid that you must be over 18 to purchase and also to enjoy The Hiver Experience. It is not suitable for anyone with a known bee allergy.
Due to Covid-19, all vouchers purchased in 2020 will be valid for a minimum of 12 months, and sessions will restart on 1st August 2020.
Hiver uses only British suppliers and ingredients and the honeys that we will taste are raw British honeys from independent beekeepers.
VOUCHER DELIVERY. An e-voucher will be delivered to your registered e-mail address once your order has been accepted by the seller (normally 24-48 hours after purchase). If you choose an optional voucher pack, this will be sent by post to your chosen delivery address; see the top of this page for estimated delivery dates. Your pack will contain a printed gift envelope, wallet and printed voucher and will be delivered free of charge.
The voucher gift pack measures approximately 18x13cm.
HOW TO BOOK Contact information for booking a place on this experience will be provided on your voucher.
GET IN TOUCH To ask a question or find out more about this experience, get in touch with the seller directly via the ‘ask seller a question’ button above.
VALIDITY PERIOD Voucher holders must book and redeem their place on the experience within 9 months of the order date.
Please note that the Hiver Experience runs between April and September only.