BeeUrban is a honeybee-centric social enterprise based in Kennington, South London, which aims to positively influence the urban environment through supporting local people and promoting positive, ecologically sound practice around urban greening, building, farming and particularly bee-keeping.
It’s not just about bees, people are equally important to Bee Urban. We are here to work with everyone, whatever your age, level of experience or need. We are particularly skilled in working with vulnerable adults, including those with mental health needs and learning difficulties.
You can read more about our projects, just click on the links:
Our main site is the Bee Barn at the old Keeper’s Lodge in Kennington Park and we do a significant amount of work from Camberwell Subterranea. Both are sites that were derelict and abused before Bee Urban turned them into thriving community spaces, working with local volunteers to clear waste and old structures and replace them with environmentally friendly, horticulturally rich buildings and growing spaces – the process being as important as the finished product.
Apiaries – various sites where we manage bees and work to enhance the environment with community gardening and bio diverse planting – these are on housing estates, on community allotments and on rooftops in and around central London.
There are constructive volunteering opportunities at Bee Urban. If you would like to volunteer and pass on your skills, or develop new skills, then please get in touch.
We also now supply Thorne’s bee keeping equipment. We offer discount to association members.
- See more at: http://www.projectdirt.com/project/7954
- Find us at http://www.twitter.com/BeeUrbanLondon
Honey harvesting at BeeUrban
Lead director Barnaby Shaw talking us through the process of harvesting honey. From clearing the bees from the hive boxes, decapping hive frames to extracting and setting the honey!
Here at BeeUrban we maintain our own hives in Kennington park as well as several other locations in South London. We harvest, jar and sell all our honey to local businesses and customers.
Volunteer Day with NCS
Young volunteers from the National Citizen Service ‘The Challenge’ , volunteer were helping to support the Camberwell subterranea project that Bee Urban runs on the Brandon Estate in Camberwell.
At BeeUrban we work alongside many different organisations from schools to businesses (and also run a volunteer day every thursday and friday 12-4pm). Tasks range from maintenance, horticulture to candle making and jarring honey!