Milverton, Somerset

Busy Bees

This is a new group for children aged 3 to 11. There will be links with the church although we are not based in it. I was encouraged to set this up by the enthusiasm of the children who helped in making and maintaining the Easter Garden by the church porch.

The sessions will last about an hour, and initially will be based on people and their activities in the village eg keeping bees, looking after sheep, making bread and den building in the woods. Parents are welcome. The children will go home with an activity sheet which is entirely optional. It will have age related tasks, some of which will have bible links. There might be something to read, watch, make, cook, learn. I want this group to be fun and held outdoors as far as possible.

Our first session was held on Sunday 13 June, when Tony Hoyle kindly gave the group an interesting and fun introduction to bee-keeping.

The dates for the next three months are:

  • 18 July
  • 22 August 
  • 19 September

We shall start at 10am and if you are interested, I shall let you know where each session will be held.

I am going to contact the group using WhatsApp and email so please could you let me have one or other of these contact details on 07761022673 or email

Julia Hatfield
Cobbleside, North Street

Busy Bees honey comb
Busy Bees looking at honey comb
Busy Bees honey extraction
Busy Bees watch honey extraction