The National Beekeeping Centre Wales, established in 2012, and also known as Bees Wales is a not for profit social enterprise company.
The Bees Wales Visitor Centre is at Bodnant Welsh Food, Tal y Cafn, Conwy Valley, LL28 5RP. Telephone 01492 651106 or 0777 238 8640.
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About Bees Wales…
- We provide free information to members of the public.
- We train more new beekeepers than any other organization in Wales, at Bangor University’s Henfaes Research Centre at Abergwyngregyn – junction 13 off the A55.
- We provided training for over 130 potential new beekeepers in 2018, including 12 gardeners and volunteers from Bodnant Garden which now has its own hives of bees.
- We provide support to communities in North Wales for bee-related projects.
- We meet the public at our self-funded Visitor Centre at Bodnant Welsh Food.
- We support beekeepers.
What does Bees Wales do for beekeepers?
- We want to stock your honey. The Visitor Centre is always looking for supplies of well-presented local honey, direct from the producer, especially prize-winning honey, for sale at the Visitor Centre. We offer a good price and quick payment.
- We sell beekeeping consumables: frames and foundation, varroa treatments and winter feed.
- Honey extractor hire scheme hire. The Visitor Centre runs the Conwy BK honey extractor scheme. You can collect the extracting equipment from the Visitor Centre.
How can beekeepers support Bees Wales?
- BeesWales relies on volunteer support. We need more volunteers, so why not share your beekeeping knowledge, or work with us and increase your beekeeping experience? We also need volunteers to help manage and grow the business.
- You can help with bee tours at Furnace Farm Apiary, showing the public how we keep bees.
- You can help with training, apiary sessions, managing our various apiaries, and running classroom sessions at our beekeeping courses.