St Ermin’s Hotel, Westminster home to over 350,00 Buckfast Honeybees, is holding a series of taster urban beekeeping workshops this summer
Led by beekeeping guru, Camilla Goddard of Capital Bee, the popular workshops will be held around the hotels six hives and will focus on teaching the bee basics.
The 2.5-hour classes will outline the complexities of bee society and ‘bee-haviour’; highlight the close relationship between bees and flowers and give guidance on what to plant, when and where and how best to site hives in gardens or allotments.
Participants can also visit London’s first ‘Bee & Bee’ hotel on the hotel’s third floor bee terrace to get a real hands-on experience handling bees, managing their hives and collecting raw honey.
Camilla Goddard, Capital Bee commented: “The St Ermin’s six active hives are doing well again this year, producing on average 25lb of honey each year, helped by the fantastic range of flora in the surrounding royal gardens and parks.
London’s only Bee & Bee at the hotel is also doing well, providing a welcoming stopover for solitary bees and a host of other friendly creepy crawlies!”
As well as their continued support for London’s growing Urban Beekeeping movement, the St. Ermin’s Hotel has also recently installed its very own Roof Kitchen Garden.
Featuring plenty of bee-friendly plants for the colony to utilise, the new working area also features greenhouses and space to grow fresh, fruits, vegetables and herbs for use in the Hotel’s signature restaurant, The Caxton Grill.
Make it happen
When: Saturday 21st April, Saturday 5th May, Saturday 19th May and 9th June.
Where: 2 Caxton St, Westminster, London SW1H 0QW
Wallet: From £40 per person
Bookings: For further information and to reserve a place, email Gemma Wren via firstname.lastname@example.org