Help BBKA raise funds for our new schools learning Apiary 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 new visitor centre as we are in the heart of England and can welcome visitors from all over the UK. Children can come with their school classes and learn about bees and mini-beasts and food security and have a live bee display with one of our beekeepers.

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

What your donations have paid for

The paths around the area have been laid out and the cabin has been installed.

A viewing platform has been created and raised beds are in place.  The pond has been dug and lined and surrounded by fencing. 

And there is a bridge over one end of the pond. 


The bog garden has been planted.


There is a bee cell shaped tunnel which has been planted with climbing plants attractive to bees.

There are viewing areas for the hives.


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 are now able to invite groups to spend a day with us learning about honeybees and pollinators and their importance to the environment.  We offer a relaxed, informal learning environment where children are encouraged to participate and ask questions to enhance their learning.  Please click here for further information about our school visits.


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