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9–10 June 2018

9–10 June 2018

Bee Urban

Bee Urban
(Photo: Colin Wing)
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Beekeeping, crafts and candle-making. Try the 'Hiver Experience' - honey and honey beer tasting with Hiver Beers.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Behind the café in Kennington Park.
Nearest postcode: SE11 4BE

Buses

3, 36, 133, 159, 185, 344

Stations

Kennington(no service on Bank branch), Oval

Cycle hire station

Kennington Road Post Office (Map)

Toilets

Toilet on site

Access

Generally level access but some steps, uneven surfaces and gravel paths.

Dogs

Dogs on leads

The Garden

Bee Urban is a beekeeping and environmental education community project based in Kennington Park. We have been at 'the Hive', our new site in the park, since March 2015.

The garden has raised growing beds, fruit trees, soft fruit, nectar-rich plants, herbs and flowers. We have been developing the garden's biodiversity through planting and creating a habitat for nature. All planting has been designed to be nectar-rich according to Royal Horticultural Society and British Beekeepers' Association guidance. 

Points of interest include a natural observation hive, cob oven, apiary, indoor observation hive, planted beds and borders and raised beds. 

Regular volunteers from the local community maintain the site every Thursday and Friday. Volunteering opportunities at Bee Urban include gardening, beekeeping, construction/carpentry, cob-oven construction, bread and pizza making, candle-making, paper-making and more.

We provide outreach work across south London and hold weekend open days on the second Sunday of each month. The building is available as a space for groups to use for meetings and social gatherings.

We work in partnership with Hiver Beers to host the 'Hiver experience' which involves a beekeeping session and honey and honey beer tastings.

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Beekeeping, crafts and candle-making. Try the 'Hiver Experience' - honey and honey beer tasting with Hiver Beers.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Behind the café in Kennington Park.
Nearest postcode: SE11 4BE

Buses

3, 36, 133, 159, 185, 344

Stations

Kennington(no service on Bank branch), Oval

Cycle hire station

Kennington Road Post Office (Map)

Toilets

Toilet on site

Access

Generally level access but some steps, uneven surfaces and gravel paths.

Dogs

Dogs on leads

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