Sun, 15 Aug | Fallowfield

Honeybees Talk & Honey Tasting

Learn about the amazing lives of honeybees, their importance to our survival and taste some of their golden nectar 🍯
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Honeybees Talk & Honey Tasting

Time & Location

15 Aug, 11:00 – 13:30
Fallowfield, Platt Fields Market Garden Platt Fields Park, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6LT, UK

About the Event

Last year Platt Fields Market Garden welcomed its newest residents, two honeybee colonies with their two queens and thousands of dutiful attendants. Fast forward to this summer and we have five colonies going strong each with their respective queens, the daughters and granddaughters of our original ones.

Week after week the garden visitors asked questions on the process of beekeeping as well as the lives of our army of pollinators and their almost magical ability to produce honey. We have finally set up the talk that will answer this questions and much more. 

This workshop will be run by myself, Alex, the market garden beekeeper.  We will start the first hour by covering the importance of pollinators in the ecosystem and for our own existence. We will then move on to different types of bees before exploring in depth the history and life of honeybees.  

Before the second part of the talk we will have a 30 minute break where you can explore the market garden, have a peek at our bee garden and check out the cafe area with some delicious treats for sale as well as some fresh produce and vegetables. 

After the break we will cover the history of beekeeping, the tools of the craft and talk about the setup of our beehives and colonies in the market garden. 

To close off you will be able to taste some varieties of honey and try to find out which one is the supermarket mass produced version among the organic local and speciality honeys.  We also have a little surprise in store for the second part of the talk...  Limited availability so make sure you secure your spot as soon as possible.

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