Dogs are welcome on the grounds but not in the Visitor Centre (gift shop and museum) or Cafe Bus. There is a large field beside the Honey Farm for running around in and wonderful riverside walks nearby for the more adventurous pups.
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. http://www.bbka.org.uk/help/do_you_have_a_swarm.php
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.
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.
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!