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--- LUNCHTIME TALK --- Let's talk about Honeybees! SOLD OUT

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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--- LUNCHTIME TALK --- Let's talk about Honeybees! SOLD OUT
--- LUNCHTIME TALK --- Let's talk about Honeybees! SOLD OUT

Time & Location

14 Mar 2024, 11:45 – 14:00

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

About the Event

What is it like to be a honeybee in North Oxfordshire in 2024? Join Tony Yarrow, resident beekeeper at FarmED for a lunchtime talk, as he explores the world of the honeybee answering all your questions. 

Our lunchtime bee talks begin with a short introduction, each time on a different bee-related topic. The topic this time will be a real-time update on how our bees have come through the winter and what they’re doing in preparation for the coming spring. We leave most of the session for your questions, which can be on this session’s topic or any other bee-related question you might have. There is no such thing as a silly question, and please don’t worry if you don’t have one. Come anyway!

Here are some questions that Tony has been researching recently:

  • Why are wasps such a nuisance in July and August and why don’t they bother us beforehand?
  • Is it true that there are too many honeybee colonies and they’re displacing other pollinator species?
  • Do flowering plants produce more nectar when they are visited by more pollinators?

Our honey benefits from the species-rich environment here on the farm, where there are upwards of thirty nectar-producing species, including clover, chicory and sainfoin in the pastures, blackberry hawthorn and much else in the hedges and occasionally brassicas in the market garden that have gone to flower. No two samples are ever the same.

The talk will be followed by a delicious lunch at the FarmED café, featuring honey produced here on the farm.

About the speaker:

Tony Yarrow began keeping bees in Wales in 1975 and has worked with some of the UK’s largest commercial beekeepers. He keeps bees at four sites in North Oxfordshire and supplies honey to the FarmED kitchen and café.

Please arrive at 11:45 am. The talk will start at midday, and lunch will be served at 1:00 pm. 

Cancellation Policy

We understand that there may be times when you need to cancel your booking.  Our cancellation policy is outlined here.

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  • Talk + Lunch

    Our price covers the talk and lunch. If you can't stay for lunch, please bring a tupperware so you can take lunch away with you.

    Tax: VAT included
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