Enjoy a full day’s activities with our bee experts, Ronald & Mary Hunter, when you can learn all about beekeeping and the production of honey.
|10.00am||Tea / coffee / biscuits on arrival
Introduction to bees, life cycle, pollination, bee dance.
Equipment required for bee-keeping, demo and hands on.
|12.30pm||Lunch - 3 course lunch in the Mary Beale Restaurant as follows:
|2.00pm||Demo and hands on practical at the West Lodge Park beehives. Self guided tour of grounds to find trees visited by bees for nectar and pollen. Map provided.|
| Tea / Coffee / Biscuits
How to help honey bees and / or beginning beekeeping.
Question and answer session.
|4.00pm||How to help honey bees and / or beginning beekeeping.
Question and answer session. 4pm finish. We will provide you with an information pack, and a jar of West Lodge Park Honey or pack of comb honey to take home with you.
(limited to 12 spaces, payable on booking)
Participants should wear closed footwear, wellies or boots. Ladies should wear trousers. Other protective clothing will be provided for your use during the day. The visit to the apiary is dependent on good weather; alternative arrangements will be made if wet.
Please advise any dietary requests when booking.
|Fri 25th Jan||Burns Night|
|Fri 8th Feb||Concert Dinner|
|Thu 14th Feb||Valentine's Evening|
|Sun 24th Feb||Open Day For Weddings & Banqueting|
|Sun 10th Mar||Mother's Day|
|Fri 22nd Mar||Concert Dinner|
|Sun 31st Mar||Easter Sunday|
|Fri 5th Apr||Burgundy Gourmet Dinner|
|Wed 8th May
Thurs 13th June
Wed 10th July
Thurs 1st Aug
Wed 11th Sept
Tues 15th Oct
|Arboretum Tour And Afternoon Tea|
|Fri 10th May||Concert Dinner|
|Sun 19th May||Garden Open Day 2-5pm|
|Fri 24th May||Murder Mystery Evening|
|Sun 16th June||Father's Day Lunch|
|Sat 26th June
Sat 6th July
|Bee Keeping Experience Day|
|Fri 12th July||Summer Jazz Evening|
|Fri 16th Aug||Taittinger Champagne Gourmet Dinner|
|Fri 6th Sept||Italian Gourmet Evening|
|Fri 27th Sept||Murder Mystery Evening|
|Fri 11th Oct||Concert Dinner|
|Sun 20th Oct||Garden Open Day – 1-4pm|
|Sat 2nd Nov||Bonfire Night Dinner & Dance|
|Fri 22nd Nov||Concert Dinner|
|Sun 15th Dec||Christmas Concert Dinner|
Privileged accommodation room rates for special events 2013:
(a) Classic single £95 Bed & Breakfast
(b) Classic double/twin £115 Bed & Breakfast
(c) Executive double/twin £125 Bed & Breakfast
(d) Luxury Double/twin £145 Bed & Breakfast
Executive bedrooms in the hotel are larger in size and Luxury bedrooms are even larger, set a little distance from the hotel in the gorgeous grounds.
All our bedrooms are individually named and decorated with stunning views over either the Beale Arboretum, the formal gardens of the hotel, or the wider open spaces of the Enfield Chace.