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Honey Harvest

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

Friday 12 July 18:00 - 21:00 & Saturday 13 July 10:00 - 17:00

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 Summer, the Honey Harvest will include:

The friday will consist of 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

  • The basics of beekeeping

Saturday will include 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.

You will even leave with a free jar of Walworth Garden Honey at the end of the workshop!

Earlier Event: 6 July
Essential Oils & Natural Perfumery
Later Event: 20 July
Introduction to Herbal Medicine