Located in Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds, our apiary of 7 – 12 hives is open for members / potential members to visit on alternate Sunday afternoons, by prior arrangement with our head apiarist Mike Graystone.

Apiary visits are weather-dependent!

Beesuits are available for loan so you only need to bring wellington boot and rubber gloves for protection. Usually, groups of 6 or so are taken on the hive inspections and the findings are explained and discussed. This is very useful for novices to improve their handling skills and for anyone still unsure about keeping bees.

As part of the Education programme demonstrations of various techniques such as comb changes / swarm control are planned. You will also learn about Apiary siting and health & safety.

Many experienced beekeepers like to attend to keep up their skills and discuss their bee problems with friends.


Under development.