National Beekeeping Centre Wales
The Conwy Beekeepers' Association have the use of a disused quarry near the Tal-y-Cafn Bridge as a training apiary for new beekeepers. Bee-keeping classes are held there regularly, and the sheltered site is ideal for teaching beekeeping. It is very sheltered, making the bees calm and easy to handle.
The 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.
About Bees Wales
- We provide free information to members of the public.
- We train more new beekeepers than any other organization in Wales, at our facilities at Bangor University’s Henfaes Research Centre at Abergwyngregyn – junction 13 off the A55.
- We provide support to communities in North Wales for bee-related projects.
- We greet the public at the self-funded Visitor Centre
- We support beekeepers.
What does Bees Wales do for beekeepers?
- The Visitor Centre buys well-presented honey direct from beekeepers all over Wales, especially prize-winning honey, for sale at the Visitor Centre.
- We stock beekeeping consumables: frames and foundation, varroa treatments and winter feed.
- Equipment hire. The Visitor Centre runs the Conwy BK honey extractor scheme.
How can beekeepers support Bees Wales?
- Volunteers are always welcome, so why not share your beekeeping knowledge?
- You can help with bee tours at Furnace Farm Apiary, showing the public how we keep bees.
- You could help with training, apiary sessions and classroom sessions at our beekeeping courses.
The Bees Wales Visitor Centre is at Bodnant Welsh Food, Tal y Cafn, Conwy Valley, LL28 5RP. Telephone 01492 651106 or 0777 238 8640.