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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. Honey and honey beer tasting (Hiver Experience).

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

Mainly 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 on a new site at ‘the Hive’ in Kennington Park since March 2015. The garden has raised growing beds, fruit trees, soft fruit, nectar-rich plants, herbs and flowers, with a strong focus on biodiversity. Nectar-rich planting reflects Royal Horticultural Society and British Beekeepers’ Association guidance. Features include a natural observation hive, cob oven, apiary, indoor observation hive, raised beds and planted beds and borders. Project leaders work with Hiver Beers to host the ‘Hiver experience’, involving a beekeeping session and honey and honey beer tastings. Local volunteers maintain the site and help with tasks such as beekeeping, construction and carpentry, cob-oven construction, bread and pizza-making and candle-making. Open days take place on the second Sunday of each month.

Visitor Information
Open

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

Activities

Beekeeping, crafts and candle-making. Honey and honey beer tasting (Hiver Experience).

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

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

Dogs

Dogs on leads

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