Bees

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.

Beekeeping

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.

As the Visitor Centre is staffed by volunteers we advise that you phone ahead to avoid disappointment, especially if you wish to visit the hives.

01492 651106 info@beeswales.co.uk

Summer

6 June - 4 September
Tuesday - Saturday
10:00 - 16:00
Sunday
11:00 - 16:00
Open Bank Holidays

Beekeeping courses

From £40 per person

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

Hiveaid - adopt a hive

Help us help the Bees!

Become a member

From just £2 per month for an individual membership