Date: Thu 23 Jul 2020
Time: July 23, 2020 13:00 - 15:00 pm
Location: Brentford, Middlesex
Rating: 64 reviews
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About the course
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Dog Friendly: No
Child Friendly: Yes
You will be welcomed with drinks and home-made honey & oat cookies then introduced to the joys of keeping bees.
Our bee keeping began with our first training course at River Cottage in Dorset in May 2009. We've had honey bees here at Hen Corner since August 2011 and were delighted to win First Prize for our London Honey at the National Honey Show in October 2012.
We are pleased to bring you this London bee keeping session for children.
Team leader, Sara Ward, has many years experience working with children through work with charity, local schools and Children's Centres.
Our time together will include:
- A basic introduction to urban bee keeping
- Learning about the bees, the role of the bee keeper, and how they make us honey
- Putting on protective bee suits and gloves
- Collecting a frame of bees from the hive
- Watching the bees behind glass in an Observation Hive
- Discover where they fly and what they are collecting
- Tasting their wonderful honey
If you decide that bee keeping is for you, we recommend that you link up with your local bee keeping association and consider doing the British Bee Keeping Association Basic Assessment Course.
Please note that all children need to be accompanied by an adult and a ticket is needed for each individual attending.
‘Since moving into her West London home a few years ago, Sara Ward and her husband Andy have industriously set up Hen Corner, where they now have a stunning kitchen garden – with raised beds full of seasonal crops – fruit and nut trees, a flock of clucking hens and a beehive with busy bees hard at work making honey.’ Michele Jameson, Country Living Magazine
We are Hen Corner.
We love the bee keepers, the veggie bed diggers, the jam makers and cider drinkers, the chicken fanciers and the real bread bakers.
But not just in the deepest darkest countryside or the far, far away villages but right here in our cities and towns.
So, come on a course and join us on the journey…