If you’re interested in bees and beekeeping, our Open Day is a chance to find out more. Bees are very important pollinators and there’s always something new to learn about these fascinating creatures.

We’ll lend you a protective bee suit and gloves and you’ll taken around our training apiary in small groups by an experienced beekeeper.

Weather permitting, you’ll have the chance to see a hive being opened to let you observe the bees at close quarters. We’ll explain the internal workings of a hive, the difference between the three types of bees in a hive – the queen, drones and workers – and what each of them do.

We’ll describe how the bees collect and store pollen and nectar, how they make wax and honey and how they raise new bees.

The next Open Day is:

  • Sun 14/07/2024 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm – Open Day 2024 (date changed) at
  • Free to attend – but booking essential

    It runs from 10am to 4pm. Bring wellies and a packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be available.