Each Saturday in September, visitors will be swarming to nearby London, Ontario for the annual Clovermead Honey Harvest Festival. Visitors will see firsthand how honey is harvested from the hive and extracted from the honey frame.
Guests will also be invited to dip their own beeswax candle and safely see a live bee hive opened by the beekeeper. There will be free honey samples, too, and a bee beard demonstration at 2:30 p.m. Additionally, visitors will be treated to wagon rides, bee barrel train rides, pedal go carts, music, animals, playground activities and plenty of fall family fun!
Here’s a look at the Honey Festival Saturday schedule:
10:30 a.m.: Wagon rides with bee barrel train rides after wagon rides
11:00 a.m.: Bee hive demonstration
11:30 a.m.: Honey harvest demonstration
12:00 p.m. Candle dipping
12:30 p.m.: Wagon rides with bee barrel train rides after wagon rides
1:00 p.m.: Bee hive demonstration
1:30 p.m.: Honey harvest demonstration
2:00 p.m.: Candle dipping
2:00 p.m.: Wagon rides with bee barrel train rides after wagon rides
2:30 p.m.: Bee beard demonstration
3:00 p.m.: Candle dipping
3:00 p.m.: Wagon rides with bee barrel train rides after wagon rides
3:30 p.m.: Bee hive demonstration
4:00 p.m.: Honey harvest demonstration
The snack shack is open from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please note that bee events cannot be held in the rain.
Clovermead is located at 11302 Imperial Road (Highway 73) in Aylmer, Ontario. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information, call (519) 773-5503 or visit www.clovermead.com. And for helpful information on planning a quick getaway to London, please visit www.londontourism.ca.