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Bee Experience Lancashire

Brindle near Chorley
Rated Based On 7 Reviews

• Explore the world of the honeybee
• See how honey is made in Lancashire
• Get kitted out in all the beekeeper gear
• Help the beekeepers open & inspect a hive


What's Included

• Fun and informative award-winning honeybee experience
• Introduction to honeybees and beekeeping from an experienced beekeeper
• Get kitted up in a beekeeping suit
• Get up close and personal with the bees and hives
• Opportunity to taste the honey
• Experiences last approximately 90 minutes
• Entry to the visitor centre which provides a fascinating insight into the life of the honeybee
• You will form part of a small group of up to 8 participants

What Can I Expect

Lift the lid on how lovely Lancashire honey is made on this Honey Bee experience! What's not to love about a guided visit around The Bee Centre? You'll be able to dress up as a beekeeper and experience what it's like to look after a hive - and you'll get to find out what these busy bees get up to!

The Bee Centre is set in two acres of wildflower meadows, just south of Preston, on the way to Chorley. The honeybees are content and peaceful here in their lovely habitat, surrounded by hedgerows and woodlands.

The buzzing residents also have an important role to play. The honey they produce is used to flavour Cuckoo Sunshine Gin, which is distilled at the adjacent Brindle Distillery. Using lots of ingredients grown on their farm, this raspberry and honey-infused gin is a wonderful sweet and summery homage to these busy Lancashire bees.

The humans at The Bee Centre breed Lancashire honeybees, deliver beekeeping training for beginners and professional bee farmers, create bee-friendly habitats and lots more. On these honeybee experiences, you will be given an insight into what both the human team and the insect team get up to - and it's utterly fascinating stuff.

A highlight for all would-be beekeepers has to be the chance to get kitted out in the full beekeeping suit. The long-sleeved white overalls, gloves and, in particular, the beekeeping hat and veil, are what makes a beekeeper. It's great fun to get all the gear on, open up a hive and get a feel for what it's like to be a beekeeper. Y ou'll get an insider's view into the world of the bees. You can watch them constructing honeycomb, doing their funny little ‘waggle dance', making honey and even observe baby bees ‘being born'. Look carefully and you might just spot the all-important Queen Bee.

We think a day out with the apiarists and their bees on this honey bee experience is just superb. After all, who wouldn't want to see for themselves where all that lovely runny honey you like spread on your hot buttered toast really comes from?


• Experiences operate on weekdays and weekends between April and October
• Morning, afternoon and evening sessions are generally available
• All dates are subject to availability and weather conditions


• The Bee Centre at Brindle, near Chorley

Suitable For

• Minimum age 3
• Under 16s must be accompanied by a participating adult


• Spectators are welcome to watch and listen to the experience from the designated viewing area (subject to Covid-19 restrictions)

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5 out of 5 stars

Average Rating: 5
Total Reviews: 7

Find out what other customers think of the experience



  based on 6 reviews

Rating: 5 stars
Kathryn Morton
15 days ago
I had my experience yesterday at ‘The Bee Centre’, can honestly say it was brilliant! So informativ...
Rating: 5 stars
Peter Winter
8 Months ago
A brilliant experience. Enjoyed getting close to the open hive and feeling totally safe. Simon and ...
Rating: 5 stars
10 Months ago
Really enjoyed this experience and learned a lot from the enthusiastic and knowledgeable team. I wo...
Rating: 5 stars
Shirley Brien
10 Months ago
This was a great experience very interesting and Cath and her husband who ran the day were very kno...
Rating: 5 stars
Paul Harrison
This was a wonderful experience. Well run by two very friendly knowledgable people. Would highly re...
Rating: 5 stars
Sarah S
This was a brilliant experience. An unique opportunity to get a close up look at amazing honey bees...