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 and 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.
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 24th Jan||Burns Night|
|Thu 14th & 15th Feb||Valentine's Evening|
|Sun 23rd Feb||Open Day for Weddings and Banqueting|
|Fri 21st Mar||Concert Dinner|
|Sun 30th Mar||Mother's Day|
|Sun 20th Apr||Easter Sunday|
Wed 7th May
|Arboretum Tour and Lunch or Afternoon Tea|
|Sun 18th May||Garden Open Day 2-5pm|
|Fri 30th May||Murder Mystery Evening|
|Sun 15th Jun||Father's Day Lunch|
|Sat 21st Jun
||Beekeeping Experience Day|
|Fri 12th Sep||Tuscan Gourmet Evening|
|Fri 17th Oct||Concert Dinner|
|Sun 26th Oct||Garden Open Day – 1-4pm|
|Fri 31st Oct||Murder Mystery Evening|
|Sun 2nd Nov||Open Day for Weddings and Banqueting|
|Fri 7th Nov||Bonfire Night Dinner & Dance|
|Sun 14th Dec||Christmas Concert Dinner|
Privileged accommodation room rates for special events 2014:
(a) Classic single £100 Bed & Breakfast
(b) Classic double/twin £120 Bed & Breakfast
(c) Executive double/twin £130 Bed & Breakfast
(d) Luxury Double/twin £150 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.