Bees at Surrey Docks Farm

Beekeeping at Surrey Docks Farm

Honey bees on Surrey Docks farm

The farm has it’s own Apiary which is set-up in the farm orchard along with an excellent bee shed which we use for beekeeping courses, beginners tasting sessions and the general running of an Apiary.

Bees all year round

Our bees are in residence all year round. In the summer months they are out and about foraging for pollen, nectar and water. In the winter months they huddle together in their hive to keep warm and eat they honey they collected in the summer.

Surrey Docks Farm Bees can be seen actively flying about during the warmer months between April and September. They can navigate very well and can fly up to three miles away from the farm. That’s way across the Thames, down to Greenwich or over to London bridge. If you see them out and about remember to say hi.

We sell any excess honey we have each year which proves very popular. Please check with the farm shop if we have any in stock.

We do from time to time offer Beekeeping Taster sessions. These take place during the summer months and are for people interested in Beekeeping and would like to know a little more. The sessions are generally run on weekend afternoon/evenings between 16:00 – 18:30. The taster sessions start with the workings of a beehive and how bees make honey. We then get into our beekeepers suits and take a look in the hive and meet the bees. The evening finishes with refreshments and nibbles within the farm  along the Thames path.

Beekeeping at Surrey Docks Farm

Beekeeping taster session

£50.00

We have been inundated with requests to run our Beekeeping Taster sessions in 2017. We don’t have exact dates booked yet, but you can pre-order your spot now!

Sessions will run throughout the summer starting from May onwards.

 

  • Exclusive session for people interested in beekeeping.
  • Get to learn the basics of how we keep bees and harvest honey.
  • Hands on session – open a beehive and meet the bees.
  • Sessions aimed at adult groups of no more than 6 people.
  • Drinks and nibbles after session along the Thames path.
  • Sessions generally run form 4pm-6:30pm, mostly on weekends.

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Beekeeping Taster sessions are a great way to get to know a little more about beekeeping and what keeping bees entails.

Our taster sessions, aimed at adult groups take place during the summer months and are for people who interested in Beekeeping and would like to know a little more about bees and how we interact with them. The sessions are generally run on weekend afternoon/evenings between 16:00 – 18:30.

The taster sessions start with the workings of a beehive and how bees make honey. We then get into our beekeepers suits and take a look in the hive and meet the bees. The evening finishes with refreshments, nibbles and Hiver honey beer within the farm along the Thames path.

The farm supplies all necessary safety equipment and everything you will need during the session.

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