Bees need our help. Their numbers are in decline due to disease, pesticide use and loss of habitat. At the National Beekeeping Centre Wales in Conwy, we firmly believe it is possible to reverse this trend and make the world a better place for honey bees. Find out how you can help the bees too by becoming more bee-friendly in your home and garden, how to become a beekeeper or how you can help us to help the bees.


Conwy has a long history of beekeeping thought to date back perhaps 1,000 years, and bee boles can be found in walls throughout the Conwy Valley. The holding of the annual Conwy Honey Fair is in Conwy Town’s Royal Charter and was granted by Edward I in the 13th century when reports say that he himself bought a cask of honey at the fair.

By helping develop a vigorous, healthy and environmentally responsible beekeeping industry we hope not only to continue the tradition, but also to secure a good future for bees in Wales. We promote good practice, accurate and accessible public information as well as community action.

Visitor Centre

Our interactive and informative visitor centre and apiary are situated within the Bodnant Welsh Food Centre in the heart of the Conwy valley in beautiful North Wales, an area rich with beekeeping heritage.

  1. Meet the Bees

Here you can visit demonstration hives in our apiary to see bees and beekeepers at work weather permitting (April - September), watch hives and bees via our webcam, learn more about bees and beekeeping, buy honey, hive products and bee-related items from our shop; book courses and events.

We are really pleased to announce that we have stocked Seedballs in our popular Visitor Centre for a number of years and they have just won their second award, the "Garden Retail Awards Best New Gardening Product (growing)". We are thrilled to be associated with this product which is endorsed by the RHS "Perfect for Pollinators". Remember, pollinator and bee friendly plants don't just attract honey bees. There are over 250 types of bees in the UK. Many Congratulations to Seedballs!!!

Adopt a Hive

Give Bees a Chance

When you adopt a hive you can choose which hive you’d like to support.

Eirlys, Willow, Hafwen or Heather. Each hive has its own story and its own character, as you’ll discover in the coming months.

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Autumn / Winter

Tuesday & Wednesday
13:00 - 16:00
Thursday - Saturday
10:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00

Beekeeping courses

From £40 per person

Take a look at the range of courses we have to offer

Help us help the Bees!

Become a member

From just £2 per month for an individual membership