Discover the secret life of bees in spring

01 November 2023

We’re all a-buzz about planting for bees and beekeeping! Visit our hives to experience the Cape honeybee close-up.

R 900 per person.

Only 15 places available.

Cape honeybees are honoured workers on the Babylonstoren Farm – not only do they produce an abundance of honey for the breakfast table at Babel Restaurant, but they also play a key role in pollinating many of our garden fruits, herbs and vegetables.

We host our workshops during the warmer seasons, when our garden is buzzing with Cape honeybees, hard at work foraging for pollen and nectar. Our workshop starts with a guided walk through the garden to explore the bees’ favourite spots, from nectar-filled annual flowers to pollen-rich trees. We’ll then invite you to put on your beekeeping suit and discover our collection of diverse beehives – including the traditional woven skep, the practical Langstroth with moveable frames, and the much-talked-about flow hives. Our beekeeper, Arné Stander, will share the story of the indigenous Cape honeybee and explain the basics of beekeeping.

Steaming coffee from our Lekker Room is served upon arrival.
A refreshing lunch at the Greenhouse Restaurant is included.