Help BBKA raise funds for our fantastic new Apiary Garden and Education Centre which is a live resource for learning about the environment and pollinators.



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Our offices in Stoneleigh provide the perfect location for our fantastic new Apiary Garden and Education Centre as we are in the heart of England and can welcome visitors from all over the UK. Children can come with their school class and learn about the importance of honeybees, pollinators and beekeeping in a relaxed and informal environment with the highlight of each visit being the chance to watch from behind a bee-proof mesh screen as a beekeeper opens a hive. 

Lots of children get ‘bitten by the bug’ this way and, with their interest in beekeeping awakened, will hopefully return to it in later years. It’s imperative that we train a new generation too as the average age of a beekeeper in the UK is currently 65.

 

What your donations have paid for:

Wooden structures and wheelchair friendly paths have been installed in the garden as well as a wildlife pond and hexagon tunnel for climbing plants.

   

    


There is a wooden cabin with a large viewing window which allows visitors to watch safely from behind a mesh screen whilst a hive of bees is opened by a beekeeper outside.  The cabin can also be used as an outdoor classroom.

    


Alongside all the fantastic work outside...

Work has been completed on the BBKA office building to provide a fully resourced teaching hall, kitchen area and toilets including disabled facilities.

                      


We have already welcomed several school classes to our Apiary Garden and Education Centre this year and they have all throughly enjoyed their visit. 


We need your help to continue to be able to offer these visits for school children. For more infromation about school visits and how to book please click here. We are now taking bookings for Spring 2023.

This is an ogoing project so please contact us for more details about how you can get involved:  [email protected]



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