Bee day at Mompesson house

Bee day at Mompesson house

The annual ‘Bee Day’ in the garden of Mompesson House in Salisbury’s Cathedral Close is on Saturday, June 16.

Salisbury and District Beekeepers Association is a group of hobbyist beekeepers who meet regularly to discuss beekeeping and offer advice and support to fellow beekeepers and the public.

Emma James, Visitor Experience Officer at the National Trust ‘s Mompesson House said: ‘Bee Day is a great opportunity for our visitors to meet local beekeepers, see working bees in their hive and find out more about these fascinating creatures’.

‘There’ll be honey tasting and samples of honey-based products in the Studio shop,’ continues Emma. ‘We’ll also be highlighting bee-friendly plants in Mompesson’s beautiful garden so you can encourage bees into your own garden.’

Mompesson House is a homely and welcoming eighteenth-century townhouse in the heart of Salisbury’s Cathedral Close. The garden is an oasis of calm away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, where the garden tea-room offers light bites, teas, coffees and locally baked cakes. The house, garden, tea-room and shop are open every day until 4 November, 11am – 5pm with last entry at 4.30pm.

Bee Day on Saturday, June 16, is from 11am to 4.30pm. Normal admission charges apply.

 Close up of bees on a hive © National Trust/John Millar

Honey Bee © National Trust Images/Ross Hoddinott

Mompesson House © National Trust/Peter Cook

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