For the Bees: Apiary & Candle Workshop



Laurel Hill West

Join beekeeper Susan Howatt for a tour of the apiary at Laurel Hill West and a brief introduction to beekeeping. We’ll learn tips for starting an apiary, keeping a colony healthy, and interacting safely with bees, as well as some basic bee facts and beautiful lessons that honeybee societies can teach us. Protective veils will be provided for a closer look inside of the apiary.

Afterward, enjoy honey samples and celebrate the fruits of bee labor by creating a set of rolled beeswax candles. All ages are welcome!



  • $20/General Admission (Ages 13 and up)
  • $18/Seniors (Ages 65+) and Students with ID
  • $15/Members of the Friends of Laurel Hill
  • $10/Youth (Ages 6-12)
  • $1.90/Access Card Holders (can purchase up to 4 tickets) **
  • Free/Ages 5 and under

** Access Card + Valid Photo I.D. must be presented at check-in.

Please note – youth and children must be accompanied by an adult.


This event will begin at the Conservatory in Laurel Hill West. For GPS or public transit directions to the main entrance, please use 340 Belmont Avenue. From the main entrance, the Conservatory is a 3-minute drive into the cemetery. Information on directions, parking, and visiting guidelines are linked here to better plan your visit.