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Tue, 30 Jul



Trees, Bees and Honey Please!

Learn how honeybees live in the wild and how we can support these wonderful pollinators in this session with beekeepers, Tanya and Esme Hawkes.

Trees, Bees and Honey Please!
Trees, Bees and Honey Please!

Time & Location

30 Jul 2024, 11:45 – 14:00

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

About the Event

Join Tanya and Esme, the mother-daughter team behind the TreeHive project at FarmED, to learn about how honeybees operate in the wild and discover what we can do to support these essential pollinators. We will explore the natural history of honeybees and look at how humans have interacted with bees over 4500 years – from honey hunters to modern-day industrial-scale beekeeping and everything in between.

Hear about the TreeHives on the farm and other ‘free-living’ bee projects that you might like to get involved with. The talk will be rounded off with a tasting session of wild comb honey.

Weather-permitting this talk will take place at the TreeHive apiary. Protective clothing will be provided for those who want to take a closer look at the bees.

What you will learn:

  • How honeybees differ to other bees
  • The natural habitat of the honeybee
  • The evolution of beekeeping
  • An intro to the TreeHive project at FarmED – an ecological approach
  • How to support honeybees
  • How to choose the most delicious and sustainable honey

About the speaker:

Beekeeper, Tanya Hawkes, and biologist, Esme Hawkes, run the TreeHive project at FarmED and are the mother-daughter duo behind the sustainable beauty brand, Therapi Honey Skincare. They are passionate about connecting people with nature and take an ecological, bee-centred approach to beekeeping - guided by the biology and nature of the honeybee. They look after 15-20 colonies of bees across four apiaries in the Cotswolds, using a variety of different hives.

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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