The apiary is essentially a teaching apiary, but during the season there are also beekeeping demonstrations for more experienced members.
Classes are held from 10.30 till 12.00 on Saturday mornings 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 have an extensive library with modern books, videos and DVDs at the apiary; you can borrow from this collection free of charge.
We also hire out more expensive items, for example honey extraction equipment.
A complete list of our books, videos and DVDs can be found on our library page.
We have an apiary at 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.