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On Saturday 27 April from 1-4pm Larnach Castle is offering a garden tour and an introduction to beekeeping. Head gardener Fiona Eadie will showcase a wide range of plants, with an emphasis on those that attract bees. Apiarist Robert Waddell follows with an introduction to beekeeping, concluding with a honey extraction, using the same extractor that was used at the Castle in the 1880's. After a tasting of honey be treated to an afternoon tea in the castle conservatory.

Start with a guided tour of the internationally recognised Gardens of Larnach castle with.Fiona Eadie, Head Gardener and author of '100 Best Natives for New Zealand Gardens'.

The garden tour is followed by an introduction to beekeeping from Robert Waddell. The introduction includes: Components of a hive / What to wear / Where in Dunedin to buy the equipment / Bees and what their needs are over the course of the year / Where to source your first colony / Obligations and legal requirements for all beekeepers / Information regarding apiculture education in Dunedin and qualifications in apiculture.
The afternoon will finish with afternoon tea and a tipple of mead for interest!

Event Schedule

1:00 pm tour begins with Fiona Eadie
2:00pm join Robert Waddell for an introduction to beekeeping
2:45pm honey extraction demonstration
3:15pm afternoon tea in the Castle conservatory
4:00 pm event end

Tickets are required and are $30/person

Here is a link to the event: https://www.larnachcastle.co.nz/Larnach-Castle-Events/larnach-garden-tour-wild-dunedin

 To book please email  reservations@larnachcastle.co.nz or phone (03) 476 1616. You may also use the 'bookings' tab on this link, and Larnach staff  will get in touch with you.

or phone (03) 476 1616.