Bees need our help. Their numbers are in decline due to disease, pesticide use and loss of habitat. At the National Beekeeping Centre Wales in Conwy, we firmly believe it is possible to reverse this trend and make the world a better place for honey bees. Find out how you can help the bees too by becoming more bee-friendly in your home and garden, how to become a beekeeper or how you can help us to help the bees.
Conwy has a long history of beekeeping thought to date back perhaps 1,000 years, and bee boles can be found in walls throughout the Conwy Valley. The holding of the annual Conwy Honey Fair is in Conwy Town’s Royal Charter and was granted by Edward I in the 13th century when reports say that he himself bought a cask of honey at the fair.
By helping develop a vigorous, healthy and environmentally responsible beekeeping industry we hope not only to continue the tradition, but also to secure a good future for bees in Wales. We promote good practice, accurate and accessible public information as well as community action.
We’re very pleased to welcome Richard, Cathryn and Olivia to Bodnant Welsh Food as the new owners and the re-opening of the site. Why not come and learn about the bees and beekeeping at the Visitor Centre and enjoy some relaxation at the café at the same time. See bodnant-welshfood.co.uk
We have plenty of artisan local honeys in stock, cards and beekeeping equipment.
We can tell you all about our courses which we run at Bangor University’s Research Centre at Henfaes, Abergwyngregyn. We shall also be running two Taster Days at Bodnant Welsh Food on Wednesday 24 July and 14 August – bee suits provided. Book now.