Our Site in Kennington Park, ‘The Hive’. It’s situated beside the cafe in the park. We moved there in March 2015 because of the works happening in our old space ‘The Keeper’s lodge‘.
We moved from our space at Kennington Lodge to a new site in 2015 and have created a forest garden of herbs,fruit and vegetables and ornamentals in an unused corner of the park.The pond and garden area is a space to come and learn about beekeeping, organic gardening and sustainable living,whilst providing nectar and forage for the bees in our apiary.
Our cob oven is regularly used for our home made pizza sessions!
We have converted an existing building and installed a workshop- a large shipping storage container with a green roof ,our indoor space and kitchen is used as an educational resource for beekeeping demonstrations and training sessions. There is a small shop, selling beekeeping and candle-making equipment from Thornes Beekeeping Company with a discount for association members.
You can also purchase our own local produce from our bees, honey and candles from The Hive.
We run outreach projects across South London with schools and community groups (including Roots and Shoots),designing and building community spaces, planting gardens and orchards.The Hive is available as a space for groups to learn about gardening, carpentry,ecology and beekeeping.
We have a regular volunteer drop in session on Thursdays and Fridays 12-4pm.
You can pop in and see what we are up to on our open weekends, come and get involved or find us at local festivals including Lambeth Country Show.
If you would like to volunteer and pass on your skills or develop new skill then please give us a visit or feel free to get in touch!