The apiaries iareessentially teaching apiaries, but during the season there are also beekeeping demonstrations for more experienced members.
In 2017 we opened a second apiary in Haverthwaite due to the number of visitors to our Gleaston Apiary.
Classes are held from 10.30 till 12.00 on Saturday mornings throughout the season for new and potential beekeepers to learn the essentials of beekeeping. We have protective clothing you can use until you are certain you would like to keep bees, but please bring your own wellingtons if you have them.
Some of our experienced members will act as mentors for new members, giving help and advice at your own hives until you feel confident to work alone.
We also hire out more expensive items, for example honey extraction equipment.
Gleaston Water Mill, near Ulverston.
How to find us:
If you are using a satnav our postcode is LA12 0QH. Don’t forget to look out for the brown watermill signs.
There is plenty of FREE parking in the Water mill car park next to our apiary.
Please note: Our Gleaston Apiary will not reopen in 2018 until early June.
Our Haverthwaite Apiary will be open as normal from early April.
On the A590 turn off at the sign marked ‘Grizedale Forest’, then immediately turn right. Follow this road to its end and park in the lay-by.
Then on foot take the track at the end of the road. At the top go through the gate and the Apiary is straight across the field.