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Tue, 20 Jun



Let's talk about Honeybees!

Join us for lunch with our resident Honeybee expert, Tony Yarrow, as we explore the things you always wanted to know about the world of the honeybee but didn’t like to ask.

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Let's talk about Honeybees!
Let's talk about Honeybees!

Time & Location

20 Jun 2023, 11:45 – 14:00

FarmED, Honeydale Farm, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton, OX7 6BJ

About the Event

Join Tony Yarrow, beekeeper of nearly fifty years, and resident beekeeper at FarmED, for a lunchtime talk to learn more about the lovely honeybees we have on the farm.

Did you know at FarmED we have well over 30 nectar-producing species of plant for our honeybees to forage from? The plants range from chicory in our pasture, hawthorn in our hedgerows and even brassicas gone to flower in the market garden! This helps give the honey its diverse flavour. 

Tony will give a brief introduction to bees and honey, and will explain why honeybees fit so well into a regenerative farming system. Here are some questions which Tony will be discussing during the session. How would you answer them yourself?

  • What is the relationship between bees and flowering plants?
  • What’s the difference between a bumblebee and a honeybee?
  • A three-part question, why, when and how do bees swarm?
  • How far do bees fly?
  • What happens between the moment when the bee collects nectar from a flower and the moment when the nectar appears as honey in the FarmED café/shop?
  • Is beekeeping easy?

He will then attempt to answer your questions  – why do bees make honey? - what’s the difference between runny and set honey – what’s so special about manuka honey? – and much more. No question is a silly question!

After Tony has answered all your questions, you will be provided with a honey themed lunch from the cafe, as well as our celebrated honeycake.

Ticket price includes lunch, tea/coffee & cake. 

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    Includes lunch and tea/coffee




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