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Summerdown bee experience

Summerdown bee experience

Regular price £18.00
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Monday 20th May 2024  - 10.00am to 12.00noon

With the beautiful fragrance of our Black Mitcham peppermint and lavender, Summerdown is the perfect playground for wildlife and our precious pollinators are essential to our success.

Join us for a buzzing experience as we partner with local bee keeper and honey producers Ken and Vickie who have over 200 hives in and around the North Hampshire area, with over a dozen here on the farm.

Walk with us as we immerse ourselves in the beautiful countryside and identify the forage that is paramount to the health and wellbeing of our honeybees.  We will learn which plants provide an abundance of nectar and how the different forage can affect the taste of the honey.

You'll learn what is required to raise a successful and healthy hive of bees, how they go about their day collecting nectar and pollen and how these incredible bees transform their forage into the most delicious all natural honey. Get to see the bees at work flying wild as we explore the apiary site (from a safe distance!).  You will also see the bees up close in an observation hive, a mesmerising experience, watching these busy bees go about their everyday chores.   

The morning will start with coffee before we head out onto the farm tracks, fields and along the hedgerows and finish with an opportunity to taste some Summerdown treats, made with our prized Black Mitcham peppermint. There will also be the opportunity for honey tasting so as you can compare how the forages affect the flavour of the honey.

Although the weather wouldn't deter us, it might affect the bees, so we'll have a wet weather alternative.  Suitable footwear for uneven ground and muddy tracks is essential. 

After booking your tour we will email you within 7 days giving full details of the event.  A full refund is available up to 14 days prior to the tour date.  If cancelling within 14 days prior to the tour date, an exchange to a different tour of the same value can be offered.

If you have any further questions, feel free to email


Please allow 3 working days for your delivery – we now use Parcelforce for all of our deliveries and on ordering, you will receive an email notification with your tracking code. All deliveries must be signed for.

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