The Hiver Experience at Albourne Estate (rural beekeeping and beer tasting) - GIFT VOUCHER


Join us for the new Rural Hiver Beekeeping & Beer Tasting Experience at Albourne Estate. A hands-on beekeeping and beer tasting experience, set on a stunning British vineyard in Sussex.

After two sold-out seasons at Hiver’s Urban Experience, we’re delighted to announce the second season of our rural Hiver Beekeeping & Beer Tasting 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 beekeeping and beer tasting experience will show you the best of British produce and countryside and leave a lasting impression.

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


Due to Covid-19 crisis, all vouchers purchased in 2020 will be valid for a minimum of 12 months. If you have a voucher expiring before that, please contact

E-tickets are not sent automatically and will be generated and sent out within 48 hours. 

The recipient can book onto the session of their choice (depending on availability) by redeeming their voucher number on the webshop or by calling us in the office. We can send the gift voucher to you directly or on to the recipient - so please let us know in the notes when you make your purchase.

The Hiver Rural beekeeping & beer tasting experience is available on selected Saturdays from May until the middle of September and these can be found by following the instructions on your voucher.

Sessions are in groups of 12 people and in the case of really wet weather, we'll be inspecting the exhibition hive, build brood frames and look 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 Beekeeping & Beer Tasting Experience. It is not suitable for anyone with a known bee allergy.

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