Welcome to BuzzWorks
Hitchin's Community Bee Garden
BuzzWorks 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.
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 on honey bees at work. Courtyard tables provide an outdoor classroom and a place to picnic. This fully accessible site on the edge of the Old Hale Way Allotments is open from 4th May until the end of September on Fridays 10am to 1pm and Saturdays from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Group visits are arranged outside these times.
HoneyWorks Training Centre for Beekeeping is where you can learn how to keep honey bees and make honey and is also a base for other wildlife projects. Open by appointment only, it lies within Burford Way Allotments, backing onto Oughtonhead Nature Reserve.
BuzzWorks Association Hitchin is a voluntary non-profit association set up in 2007 initially by local beekeepers. If you are interested in honey bees, in gardening for bees, or in helping visitors to learn about bees why not join us?
Download a map for BuzzWorks and HoneyWorks.
Download a leaflet on BuzzWorks Garden with a list of bee-friendly plants.
This website is under development.
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Page last updated on 18th August 2013