There are lots of ways you can get involved with us and what we do! Click the tiles below to find out more...
You can help by contributing to the upkeep of our bees. Every little helps. A simple £5 adoption will help us to develop and support our growing population of sustainable, British bees. Adopting a bee makes a wonderful gift for Christmas, birthdays, weddings or other special occasion.
You will get an adoption certificate.
You can help by contributing to the upkeep of our hives. These are located in apiaries around Lancashire, the North West and North Wales. Adopting a hive makes a wonderful gift for Christmas, birthdays, weddings or other special occasion.
You will get an adoption certificate and will be able to track the progress of your hive with regular updates throughout the year.
Feeling adventurous? Try our award-winning “Bee Experience”. This 90-minute immersion into fascinating world of the honeybees is unusual, educational and memorable. Led by our Head Beekeeper, you will get up close and personal with our beautiful bees. In our purpose built training apiary you will open a hive or two, see how bees live and work and watch them making honey. You may even see babies emerging and, hopefully, spot the queen laying eggs.
Our “Bee Experience” also makes an unusual and thoughtful gift.
Come to visit us at one of our locations around the North West.
At our flagship visitor centre in the grounds of Samlesbury Hall, near Preston, you can see bees all year round and up close via our indoor, glass observation hive. From our viewing auditorium you can sit in comfort and safety and watch our bees coming and going from the hives in our training apiary. You can even take in one of our regular shows. Our shop sells real, pure honeys, beeswax candles, jewellery and a wide range of other bee-themed gifts and souvenirs. We also sell a growing range of beekeeping equipment, clothing and hives, as well as our own, specially bred honeybees.
If you’re felling adventurous, why not book up for one of our award-winning bee experiences?
We run a range of practical, hands-on courses for beekeepers of all levels of ability and interest. Our beginner courses focus on helping you to decide why and how you would like to keep bees and to choose the most suitable equipment and techniques to use. We also run a series of intermediate and advanced courses coveirng a range of beekeeping topics.
More information can be found on our ‘courses page’.
You can help by contributing to the upkeep of our bees. Every little helps. A simple donation of any size is very welcome and will help to support our biodiversity work and the establishment of a sustainable, near-native bee population across the UK.
Donations also enable us to keep the cost of our education and outreach programmes as low as possible.