A generous legacy gave rise to the concept that the BBKA office building and apiary garden could be re-modelled to provide the facilities needed for an educational visitor centre aimed at schools and community groups.  The vision is to invite groups to spend time with us learning about honey bees and pollinators, their importance to the environment and how this aligns to the National Curriculum.  

We are now in the process of recruiting a Schools and Community Engagement Officer to work with us to get this exciting project ready for launch and to continue to develop and grow the programme moving forward.  The closing date for completed applications is Wednesday 3rd November 2021. For a full Job Description and application details click here.

Work has been completed to extend the office building in order to create a modern training hall which is bright and airy and includes all of the latest equipment.  This includes a kitchen area and disabled toilets.

Extensive work has also been carried out in the apiary garden and we are eagerly anticipating delivery of the cabin classroom.

The BBKA will also be offering transport grants to cover coach hire costs so that the project is as inclusive as possible.

We hope to be able to start welcoming school visits in Spring 2022 so would encourage schools to register their interest early by emailing [email protected]