Build your Own Warrre Beehive - One-day Course at Quirky Workshops @ Greystoke Cycle Cafe
Help do your bit to save Britain's bees! Although not exclusively, this day is suitable for any responsible adult and child between 10 and 18 to partake in and share in a single Warre hive construction with tutor Neil Cruickshank.
The Warré hive is a top-bar beehive which differs from a conventional hive mainly in that the bees are encouraged to build their own comb vertically downwards from plain bars rather than in removable wooden frames as in a conventional hive.
This style of hive is most advocated by natural beekeeping enthusiasts as it represent a 'beehive for bees' rather than for beekeepers.
Building their own honeycomb entirely (as they do in the wild) reduces the incidence of any potential wax borne challenges to a bee health, systemic or residual being passed from generation to generation through the wax.
Please see our website for more information.
Adult £215.00 including lovely 2 course lunch, refreshments and home-made cakes. plus materials for the hive (local English cedar)
|Notes||The Cycle Cafe is a family-run tea garden with unusual opening times. Fri 12.00 to 18.00. Sat 10.00 to 18.00 and the second Sun of the month 10.00 to 18.00. We will serve any cyclists at other times with whatever we have, if of course we are about and available. Seasonal opening only, Apr to end Sep.|
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VenueQuirky Workshops @ Greystoke Cycle Cafe
Poplin Dub, Greystoke, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0UT
Map reference: NY 439312 Lat: 54.67273 Long: -2.87142
On the C2C Cycle route 200 yds north of Greystoke village green, direction Blencowe. We welcome all cyclists and walkers and ask all those with cars to walk the 350yds from the village car park around the Greystoke Castle walls.
We can offer parking in our driveway to cycle support vehicles and those attending our workshop days,
Bus links to Penrith and Keswick. Penrith railway station 5 miles
Parking : free
Nearest station : 5 miles (8.0 kms) from Penrith station
We have a ground floor toilet but not wide enough for wheelchair access.
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- Designated parking for guests with disabilities
- Within 50 metres approx. of entrance
- The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
- is gravel
- Drop-off point for guests outside entrance
- The route from the parking area to the entrance:
- Has steps and no ramp
- Steps to the main entrance
- Entrance is well lit
- Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
- Sugar free (diabetic)
- Gluten free (coeliacs)
- Lactose free (dairy free)
- Low potassium
- Low sodium
- Nut free
- Additive free
- Children's menu