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Beekeeping Experience Day

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Enjoy a full days’ activities with beekeepers Ronald & Mary Hunter, when you can learn all about honeybees and the production of honey.

– Andrew Beale, Managing Director

Sorry, this event is sold out.

The programme for the day includes:


10.00am Tea / coffee / biscuits on arrival
10.15am Introduction to bees, pollination, bee dance, beeswax and honey. Equipment required for beekeeping, demo and hands on.
12.30pm 3 course lunch in the Mary Beale Restaurant as follows:
  • Starter
    Chicken & thyme terrine
    Rocket & radish salad, red wine dressing
  • Main Course
    Dingley Dell pork
    Grilled fillet, braised belly, apple sauce, baby beets, sage mash
  • Dessert
    West Lodge Park honey parfait, Almond tuile & crème Anglaise
  • Café du Monde coffee or Newby of London loose-leaf teas and petits fours
2.00pm Demo and hands on practical at the West Lodge Park beehives.
Self-guided tour of grounds to see trees visited by bees for nectar and pollen (map provided)
How to help honey bees
3.00pm Tea / Coffee / Biscuits
4.00pm Finish

We will provide you with an information pack, and a jar of West Lodge Park Honey.

Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm. £82 per person (limited to 12 spaces, payable on booking)

We recommend that participants wear closed footwear – e.g. wellies or boots – and ladies wear trousers. Other protective clothing will be provided for your use during the day.

Please advise any dietary requests when booking.


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