02 October 2019, 10:00 – 15:00
Presented by Liesl van der Walt & Arne Stander
Please meet us at the Farm Shop
Warmer weather brings more buzz to our garden. Cape honeybees are VIP residents at Babylonstoren and in spring they are hard at work foraging for pollen and nectar. Not only do they produce sweet honey for the Babel Restaurant, but they also play a key role in pollinating many of our garden fruits, herbs and vegetables.
On our walk through the garden we’ll take a look at the plants favoured by bees, from nectar-filled annual flowers to pollen-rich trees. Discover the garden collection of differently shaped beehives – from the traditional woven skep, the practical Langstroth with moveable frames to the much talked about flow hives. Learn more about the local indigenous Cape honeybee and the basics of beekeeping. Inspect the hives with us while we parade in our beekeeping suits.
Indulge in a refreshing lunch served in the Greenhouse Restaurant – included in the price.