Visitor Centre

Are dogs welcome on site?

Dogs on leads are welcome on the grounds but not in the Visitor Centre (gift shop and museum) and we have outdoor seating at the Cafe Bus. There are wonderful riverside walks nearby for the more adventurous pups.

Opening Hours

Please refer to our Contact page for up-to-date opening hours.


I’m interested in becoming a beekeeper. Do you sell bees or beehives?

We don’t currently sell bees or beehives. We would recommend you contact Thorne Beekeeping Supplies.

I have a swarm of bees near to my property, can you remove them?

As commercial beekeepers we don’t have the resources to deal with wild bees. We would recommend you contact your nearest Beekeeping Association who may have a hobby beekeeper that is willing to help.

If you believe the bees may be ours or that we have beehives in your area (within 1 mile of the swarm) please contact us directly on 01289 382362.

Do you do beekeeping courses?

We don’t do courses I’m afraid. The best thing to do would be to contact your nearest beekeepers association – if you are in Scotland look at The Scottish Beekeepers Association website, for the rest of the UK look at The British Beekeepers Association website, there will be details of all the local groups. These groups generally offer tuition and help to beginners.

Our Products

Raw Honey

We sell comb honey, though this is very seasonal. We would class this as raw, as it contains wax and all. If you would prefer not to have wax, our set honey has received minimal heat and processing (nothing gets heated to more than 40 degrees C. for extraction or bottling). We would also suggest this is raw honey as it has not been treated to pasteurisation levels (72 degree C). Basically it’s all very high quality, low process honey and it tastes great!