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Honey Harvest


  • Walworth Garden 206 Manor Place London, England, SE17 3BN United Kingdom (map)

Saturday 10:00 - 15:00 & Sunday 10:00 - 15:00

The Honey Harvest has now become a regular annual fixture of life at Walworth Garden and it has proved to be extremely popular as it provides a rare opportunity for city-dwellers to connect with a seasonal activity which has been practiced by people all over the world for thousands of years!

Being sure to leave sufficient honey for the bees to feed on over Winter, the Honey Harvest will include:

An introductory talk to explain something about:

  • Lifecycle of the individual bee
  • Lifecycle of the honeybee colony
  • Bee cooperation and communication
  • Requirements of the honeybee colony
  • Beekeeping as a collaboration between beekeeper and honeybee

Followed by the harvest itself which will involve:

  • Opening the hives to separate the bees from some of their honey
  • Uncapping the wax honeycomb
  • Spinning out the honey using manual extractors
  • Jaring and labelling the honey for sale at Walworth Garden.

Neither previous experience nor special equipment is necessary although it would be a good idea to bring footwear / and socks that cover feet and ankles as the bee-suits won't

Please note that when selecting the ticket type Southwark Resident you must be over 19 years old and have lived in Southwark for more than 2 years. If you have attended a workshop with us as a funded Southwark Resident place within September 2017 and July 2018 then you will be asked to pay the full price or benefits charge for the workshop.

Earlier Event: August 10
Beekeeping