THE BEE CENTRE

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The Bee Centre

We are a multi-award-winning, centre of excellence for bee-related education, breeding and husbandry. We provide general education and awareness regarding honeybees and beekeeping. We also deliver our award-winning ‘Bee Experience’, attracting visitors from around the world. We run beekeeping courses ranging from beginner to advanced levels. These practical, hands-on courses are well respected, professionally run and receive excellent feedback. ‘The Bee Centre’ is also the regional training hub for beekeepers and bee farmers wishing to gain professional qualifications through the Bee Farmers’ Association.

OUR MISSION

To develop a robust, near-native honeybee population nationally, which…

  • Demonstrably adds value to the economy 
  • Provides opportunities for social engagement
  • Enhances public understanding of our reliance on the natural world

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WHAT WE DO

To develop a robust, near-native honeybee population nationally, which…

BIODIVERSE ENVIRONMENT

We work with individuals, organisations and communities to promote a healthy and biodiverse environment

INCREASE POPULATION

We provide the means and opportunities to create habitats for pollinators and to increase the population of near-native black bees

ROLE OF HONEYBEES

We raise awareness of the valuable roles honeybees play in supporting our economy and our environment across the UK

BEEKEEPING TRAINING

We deliver training in beekeeping, bee-breeding and habitat creation for pollinators. We are the number one bee information centre

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Post-lockdown Bee Experience

If you are feeling adventurous you can book onto one of our ‘Honeybee Experiences’. These events last for approximately 90 minutes. You will receive an introduction to honeybees and beekeeping from one of our experienced beekeepers, after which you will be able to put on one of our beekeeping suits and get ‘up close and personal’ with our bees?

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