National Beekeeping Centre for Wales

Hallo beekeepers,

Prince of Wales at Bodnant Welsh Food

A great day at the opening of Bodnant Welsh Food and the National Beekeeping Centre Wales Visitor Centre at Furnace Farm near Tal y Cafn.

You really must visit Furnace Farm. It’s a superb conversion of near-derelict 18th century farm buildings. It has a reasonably-priced farm shop, large tea room, restaurant, cookery school, butchery, and a dairy making ice cream and cheese, using milk from cows less than a mile away.

National Beekeeping Centre for Wales – Exhibition

The Beekeeping Visitor Centre occupies one corner of the courtyard. The new hive site down in Apiary Lane (See separate email for pics) has a video link from a hive entrance to a large screen in the beekeeping centre. You can clearly see the bees bringing in different colour pollen, with no risk of getting stung. Hopefully, you’ll be able to see bees fanning the entrance one sunny day. A great educational tool.

National Beekeeping Centre for Wales – Apiary

Apiary visits for the public coming soon. The surrounding site will be planted up with bee-friendly plants.

Furnace Farm is open seven days, free entry. See

Enjoy your visit!

Peter McFadden

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