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Urban Beekeeping Taster Experience

We are proud to have been one of the first London Hotel’s to have dedicated our rooftops to Bees and we now have over 450,000 Buckfast Bees living  in our hives and foraging on in our gardens. Our dedicated Bee Terrace can be viewed from our glass walkway, allowing visitors to watch the bees at work.

Why not experience the Buzz of Beekeeping with a two hour introduction session on the St. Ermin’s Bee Terrace. Discover the basics of beekeeping, learn how our honey is made, before heading in for a delicious Afternoon Tea. 

St. Ermin’s Hotel’s beekeeping taster sessions last approximately 2.5 hours and cover an introduction to beekeeping with beekeeper Esther Cole. Following an informative talk, there is an opportunity to get ‘hands on’ with our very own bees, bee-suits will be provided. 

You will be taken to our third floor Bee Terrace, shown the inside of the hives and get real hands-on experience of handling bees, managing their hives and collecting raw honey. The session will outline the complexities of bee society and behaviour highlighting the relationship between bees and flowers, and will provide guidance on what to plant.

Once the class has finished you can enjoy Afternoon Tea in our Tea Lounge or Terrace. St. Ermin’s afternoon tea offers a selection of sweet and savoury treats inspired by seasonal ingredients from the hotel's very own rooftop kitchen garden.

St. Ermin’s Beekeeping Course with Afternoon Tea
Cost £80pp and can be booked online here.