Bee Wellness: From the hives of Hastings a special mother and daughter day

20 Mar 2020, Richmond
gallery image

Spend an immersive day with Katharine O'Brien, beekeeper and founder of Bee Potion - an ethical, all-natural skincare and holistic educational company that has sustainability and ecology at the heart of the business.

This day has been created with Mothers Day in mind. Intended as a mother, daughter experience, it can equally be enjoyed by friends, partners or sisters. The ticket price provides two places.

-Bee Wisdom & Health-
Anthropology and the hive. Learn how our ancestral sisters used raw honey for well-being and beauty and discuss how to create tinctures for health.

-Restorative Treatment-
Create a honey scrub and discover the benefits when applying natural homemade honey rich products on your skin. Learn how to give a hand reflexology treatment - practice on your partner leaving you both feeling cleansed and nourished.

-Create your own natural organic skincare-
Learn how to combine natural bee ingredients (Pollen, beeswax, propolis, honey) with other nutrient, anti-oxidant ingredients to create your own nurturing bee Potions.


Following light arrival refreshments, the experience will begin with an introduction to the history and culture of bees, leading on to the benefits of the bee ingredients, through touch, taste and smell.

You will then be taught how to blend natural vitamin rich ingredients and create your own all-natural spa products that will make beautiful gifts to take home.

- A raw organic honey facial and body scrub
- An essential oil massage candle
- A nourishing natural lipstick.

Enjoy a two-course lunch in Petersham Nurseries Café created by Head Chef Ambra Papa. The menu will take inspiration from the bees and honey from our own hives in Petersham House garden.

Following lunch, continue the day working in pairs and experience a blissful hand reflexology massage, finishing off with 'Bee mindful relaxation’ and loose leaf tea.

Katharine O'Brien will be running the workshop. With over ten years’ experience facilitating nature projects, she became a beekeeper three years ago and now runs Bee Potion, creating sustainable natural multi-use skincare product. These support the educational projects she runs at her woodland apiary in Fairlight.

Bee Potion has been included in The Sunday Times, beauty editor Sarah Jossel write up. “This isn’t the stuff you find in the supermarket aisles, though the untreated medicinal honey can be used for everything from dryness and eczema to inflammation. The range is ethical and sustainable – perfect if you are concerned about saving the bees.”

NB. Tickets non-refundable and non-transferable.

Please note parking is restricted in the surrounding area and we encourage our visitors to travel via alternative means of transport whenever possible.

There is no dress code however in these wetter winter months we recommend suitable footwear (even wellies!).

20 Mar 2020, 10:30 – 16:00
Petersham Nurseries
Church Lane
Off Petersham Road
TW10 7AB
Tickets £395