Welcome to BuzzWorks Association Hitchin

Hitchin's Community Bee Garden

BuzzWorks Association Hitchin is a community project to help people in and around Hitchin to learn about and enjoy the world of bees and the craft of beekeeping.

Without bees, life would taste and look very different. They pollinate two thirds of the food crops we eat and pollinate more than half the wild plants that birds and mammals depend on.

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BuzzWorks Community Bee Garden is planted with flowers and vegetables that need bees and is open for family, school and group visits. The Bee School has an educational exhibition in six chapters which explains the fascinating world of the honey bee, while an observation hive gives a close-up view of honey bees at work. Courtyard tables provide an outdoor classroom and a place to picnic. This fully accessible site is situated on the edge of the Old Hale Way Allotments and is open to the public on selected days between May and September:

Open Days: BuzzWorks is now closed for the winter season. Open days will be posted here early in 2015.

Taster Days for prospective beekeepers: will be advertised here early in 2015. 

School visits are hosted on a Tuesday or a Thursday (between May and July).

Other group visits by arrangement.

HoneyWorks Training Centre for Beekeeping is where you can learn how to keep honey bees and extract honey and is also a base for other wildlife projects. It lies within Burford Way Allotments, backing on to Oughtonhead Nature Reserve.

Honey - We sell our honey and related hive products (e.g. soaps, balms, candles) at the Hitchin Craft & Farmers' Market (last Saturday of each month). Our stall is down by the river opposite St Mary's Church. Come and see us!

Many thanks to our loyal customers for helping to make our stall at Hitchin Gala Day on Sunday 14th December such a big success.

Our next stall will be on Saturday 31st January. Meanwhile, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you in 2015!

Volunteers - If you are interested in honey bees, in gardening for bees or in helping visitors to learn about bees, why not join us? Come to an Open Day and see what we do.

Members - There will be several meetings over the winter season in St. Mark's Church, Lancaster Avenue including films, discussions and talks from invited speakers. Topics of interest to beekeepers and non-beekeepers alike. Come and learn and share your views.

Check out the Members' Page

Contact: All enquiries to our Administrator at buzzworksweb@gmail.com

BuzzWorks Association Hitchin is a voluntary, non-profit association set up in 2007 by local beekeepers.

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How to reach BuzzWorks

Download a map for BuzzWorks and HoneyWorks.

BuzzWorks Garden Leaflet

Download a leaflet on BuzzWorks Garden with a list of bee-friendly plants.

For more information email buzzworksweb@gmail.com

Page last updated on 14th December 2014