On Saturday 15th March 2008, the Apiary was opened to the public for the first time. It was a big success and with the hive up and running you can come in and see the bees working for yourselves. An apiary is a place where bees are kept. Our Apiary at Wellgate is a building in front of the bee hives. It has a large glass window which allows visitors to see the hives and the bees flying in and out, without disturbing the bees and without having to put on a bee suit!
The Wellgate Apiary has just been completed, and is a great place in which to view our bees and also to learn some more about how the bees live and how the hives work. If you would like to find out more information on bee keeping and The British Beekeepers Association please follow the link on the left.