04 November 2020, 10:00 – 15:00
Presented by Arné Stander
Please meet us at the Farm Shop.
Only 15 places available
Cape honeybees are honoured workers on the Babylonstoren Farm – not only do they produce an abundance of honey for the breakfast table at Babel Restaurant, they also play a key role in pollinating many of our garden fruits, herbs and vegetables.
We host our workshops during the warmer seasons, when our garden is buzzing from all the Cape honeybees, hard at work foraging for pollen and nectar. Our workshop starts with a guided walk through the garden to explore bee favourites, from nectar-filled annual flowers to pollen-rich trees. We then invite you to put on your beekeeping suit and discover our collection of diverse beehives – including the traditional woven skep, the practical Langstroth with moveable frames and the much-talked-about flow hives. Our beekeeper, Arné Stander, will tell the story of the indigenous Cape honeybee and explain the basics of beekeeping.
A refreshing lunch at the Greenhouse Restaurant is included.