Online pre-booking closed – tickets available at the gate for the Saturday presentations

Join us and be enthralled and be blown away by the amazing bee story that will unfold inside the church. The church has available seating for 160 adults and children. The best way to make sure you will experience these outstanding talks, is to reserve your seats for one or all of the presentations.

11.30 am: For the love of Honey! Minimum donation £1 per ticket

A family favourite as the honey story unfolds with Betsie Valentine and her honeybees, why honey tastes so good, and how the blue borage flowers produce the tastiest honey ever!

1.00 pm: Bee Story part 1: Bees Trees and Flowers. Minimum donation £2 per ticket

Discover the huge importance of bumble bees and honey bees as pollinators in our gardens, fields, and forests. Our survival depends upon ensuring bees and all pollinators thrive.

3.00 pm: The Bee Story Part 2: Charles Butler – Parson, Musicologist, Beekeeper. Minimum donation £5 per ticket

A truly uplifting finale to celebrate the legacy and influence of Charles Butler, the father of English Beekeepers, in words, music and song.

We are so delighted that the 12 singers of Stile Antico, the world’s leading early music vocal ensemble, will be performing Charles Butler’s Bee Madrigal in his pastoral home to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the publication of his beekeeper teachings and music in 1623.

Online pre-bookings are now closed. Tickets are available at the gate, on the day.
To download the weekend program details click here

All proceeds from your generous donation in support of the Charles Butler 400 Anniversary Bee Fayre Celebrations will benefit our charitable causes: Bees Abroad, Friends of St Lawrence, and Charles Butler 400 Foundation.

Make your visit to these Celebrations a memorable occasion:

Be the first to take home:

  • “Parson, Musicologist, Beekeeper. The Legacy and Influence of Charles Butler”: A new book giving in depth and revealing insights into the life, times, social history, legacy, and beekeeping teachings of Charles Butler. A must have read!
  • Charles Butler 400 Honey: Honey produced from Mead Cottage Field where Charles Butler would have kept his beehives.
  • Charles Butler The Feminine Monarchie: or History of Bees: 2017 new edition authored by Revd John Owen. The first new edition for over 300 years.

“ To a bee, a flower is a fountain of life …..To a flower, a bee is a messenger of love ”