Events

Here you can keep tabs on our attendance at events across London many of which are open to the public


Hillrise Summer Festival, Caxton House, Upper Holloway 12 noon to 4pm Saturday 5th August

We are present at this annual community festival in Upper Holloway with our observation hive, bees wax candle making and information about how you can help bees at home in your gardens.

contact Anita@octopuscommunities.org.uk
Honey Harvesting Demonstration with the Golden Company. Wednesday 9th August 12-2pm the London Stock Exchange staff Canteen.

Were celebrating sweet success at the stock exchange this summer where the bees have produced around 75lbs of honey. Staff will get the opportunity to see how the honey is uncapped and spun from the frames before being filtered and jarred. We'll also have some virtual reality headsets allowing staff to immerse themselves inside a hive with a 360 degree virtual tour. 

LSE staff and guests only.
Pop Up garden centre at the Andover Estate, Islington. Monday 14th August 11am  to 2pm

Were supporting Octopus Communities with an event at their pop up garden centre in Islington. Come along to learn about efforts to green the Borough of Islington, Learn about bees, make a rolled candle and see the Apicultural observation hive.

Free
Whittington Park summer activities for children.  Thursday 17th August 10am to 12.30pm Whittington Park Upper Holloway.
 
Fun filled activities for children where they will learn about the bees role in pollinating the foods that we eat.

email franie@octopuscommunities.org.uk
Pop Up garden centre at the Andover Estate, Islington. Monday 21st August  2pm to 5pm
Were supporting Octopus Communities with an event at their pop up garden centre in Islington. Come along to learn about efforts to green the Borough of Islington, Learn about bees, make a rolled candle and see the Apicultural observation hive.

Free
Whittington Park 'Big Day Out' Saturday 9th September 12noon to 5pm

Join us for this huge annual festival in Upper Hollway. Apicultural will be there alongside Octopus Community network running environmental activities, showing our observation hive bees, selling honey and making rolled candles.

Theres also sporting activities, climbing wall, fun fair, competitions, bouncy castle and allot more.

Free
Open House at The Old Ford Water treatment plant, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford. 9am to 4pm Saturday 16th September

Take a tour around one of Thames Waters newest and most sophisticated water treatment plants as part of Open House Weekend.

The old ford treatment plant is right across the road from the infamous Olympic stadium and home to our Olympic Park bees. Visitors will get to see our bee hives, taste and buy honey, see the bees in an observation hive and marvel at the wonders of water recycling.

This event is free but you may need to book in advance http://www.openhouselondon.org.uk/important/general.html
Wildlife friendly gardening 
Sunday 17th September 11am to 1pm   
The Sloan Centre, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

During this workshop we'll teach you techniques to attract beneficial wildlife into your garden or allotment and show you how you can evaluate your space's potential to give wildlife a home. The course will take place both inside and outside and each participant will go away with some free seeds.

Booking essential http://www.fothcp.org/public-learning-events
Harvest Stomp, Saturday 23rd September 12noon to 6pm Timber Lodge Cafe, Queen Elizabeth Olympic  Park

We will be attending this annual event with Groundwork London and The London Beekeepers Association in the local food tent providing information about bees and selling honeys. 


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