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Events/Beekeeping Experience Day

Saturday 21st June 2014

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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.

The programme for the day includes:

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.
4.00pm 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.

Time: 10am to 4pm. £80 per person

(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.

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Please click here to download the complete Special Events 2014 brochure

Accommodation 2014:

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.