Derbyshire Beekeepers

Beekeeping Centres

Hodsock Priory

Hodsock Priory is in North Nottinghamshire, and their gardens are open from the start of February to early March each year. The gardens are open mainly to view their excellent collection of snowdrops, but within the garden is a collection of antique beehives where you can watch the bees coming and going, working the early spring flowers.

Sysonby Knoll Hotel Beecam

Not a beekeeping centre as such, but the owner of Sysonby Knoll Hotel at Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire keeps bees, sells honey, and has an observeration hive at the hotel which is also viewable live on the internet.  If you need accomodation in the Melton Mowbray area, this hotel is recommended.

Chain Bridge Honey Farm

On the banks of the River Tweed near Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland, in their visitor’s centre you can learn about bees, beekeeping, and how beeswax products are made.

Newquay Honey Farm

Situated on the hills above the welsh town of Newquay, this honey farm has an excellent visitors centre with exhibits showing the bees working in active colonies, as well as a mead brewery, shop and cafe.

Quince Honey Farm

Quince Honey Farm is one of the largest honey farms in the UK. Opened in 1949 the farm has become one of the most popular attractions in Devon. Visitors can watch the working colonies of honeybees in complete safety from behind specially designed glass panes.

Schaubienenstand Honighäuschen

Apiary Honighäuschen on the Drachenfels Mountain in the Siebengebirge National Park near Bonn in Germany, with a beekeeping shop and beekeeping exhibition.