We work extensively with schools and other groups (e.g. scouts, after-school clubs, etc).
We love working with children. They are always very enthusiastic and engaged when we talk about bees. They also ask really good and often insightful questions.
Our sessions are educational, inspirational, interactive, and FUN. The kids always really enjoy them and learn lots.
We tailor the content of our sessions to the needs of the group and the curriculum, but they typically cover:
What are honeybees?
Are there different types of honeybee?
How do they live, work, communicate and reproduce?
What do honeybees make in the hive (including honey)?
What other types of bee are there (e.g. Bumblebees and Solitary Bees)?
Why are bees important to our environment, society and the economy?
How do bees help pollinate plants?
We also offer a range of activities such as...
Making Seed Bombs
Hive Making / Painting
Trying on Beekeeping Suits
You Come to Us
Our Visitor Centre, located near Brindle provides a safe, secure location with excellent facilities. Once the group has entered the Centre we can shut the doors to ensure that no one enters or leaves without permission.
There is ample free parking for cars and coaches and we have toilet facilities at the Centre. We can comfortably seat 30+ children and staff, although we have catered for groups of almost 80 pupils.
We Come to You
We can also come to your school to deliver talks and activity sessions to one or more classes. Our team of educators are really inspiring and receive excellent feedback from the schools we visit. If this is something that would interest you, please contact us for more details.
We bring props and various items of beekeeping equipment to make the session as fun and informative as possible.
"Many, many thanks for an enlightening and light-hearted day on the queen rearing workshop. I had an excellent time and really learned a lot. Needless to say, I will be exploring my queen rearing capabilities and practicing what I learned on Saturday. I would thoroughly recommend your course to anyone thinking about it – I learned so much!"
Jeff C - June 2018
"Thank you very much. We had an amazing time and the photos are absolutely brilliant! We learned so much and couldn’t help but speak about it for the rest of the day. We can’t thank you both enough for making us feel so welcome. And not forgetting the other members of staff too who were super friendly and helpful. It’s great to meet people who are aiming to teach and raise awareness about the beauty and importance of bees"
Paul R - June 2018
After researching places to visit
gave the Bee Centre a visit, we were not disappointed, very informative, so much to see, learned so much about these amazing little insects, bought some delicious honey, followed by coffee and cake in the halls cafe/gift shop.
All schools should visit, would encourage future generations of Bee Keepers and gardeners alike.
Julie B - October 2019
The bee centre is amazing. Kath and Simon are so knowledgeable and their bees are awesome. I've visited a few times to get the lovely honey and then I went on the "bee experience" as a birthday treat. It was absolutely amazing. There is nothing else like it, I've learnt soo much and got to get into a bee suit and play with the bee. Wow! I highly recommend the bee centre for a visit no matter who you are, old, young or in-between.
Zana H - October 2019
My husband and I visited the amazingly informative and happy Bee centre. Dressed in space suits we were able to get close to the hives and see how they form their communities and interact with each other.
They are doing great work at the centre to boast numbers and keep the native honey bee safe. Hope to visit again soon.
Heather R - September 2019
My wife and I visited the Bee Centre which was a venue that was highly recommended by our daughter. It was a first class experience led by two erudite and passionate bee keepers.They were informative and both unlocked the awe and wonder of the honey bee with great skill and insight. Highly recommended - a stunning experience.
George L - August 2019
A most enjoyable and informative morning. Simon, his wife and staff all very friendly and knowledgeable. The emphasis being on local bees. All the information was given and explained in a clear manner.
Robert E - August 2019
Superb day at the bee centre. Really interesting and informative session, found out so much about bees and how they live from Kath and Simon. Can't speak highly enough about it. Excellent.
Ian L - August 2019
We had a wonderful session again at The Bee Centre . My 6 year old Granddaughter loves the experience. We visited last year and she was enthralled and has already requested that I book for next year.
The staff are really helpful, informative and ready to explain all about care of bees and hives.
Their commitment to ecology , the Planet and sustainability of nature is outstanding.
It is a fantastic experience plus the honey tastes wonderful.
Patricia W - July 2019
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