The apiaries are essentially teaching apiaries, but during the season there are also beekeeping demonstrations for more experienced members.
In 2017 we opened our second apiary in Haverthwaite due to the number of visitors to our Gleaston Apiary. Unfortunately we had to leave our Gleaston Apiary at the end of the 2019 season and now have a new site at Outcast in Ulverston.
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. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL
To book please email our secretary
We also hire out more expensive items, for example honey extraction equipment.
How to find us:
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.
There are a number of approaches but the simplest is probably to take the turn by the Auction Mart and Canal Head into North Lonsdale Terrace that becomes North Lonsdale Road. Proceed down to and take the right turn into Cross Lane, at the Industrial Estate which includes Atkinson’s Builders Merchants and other businesses. At the end of Cross Lane, turn right and park in the roadside parking area on the left-hand side of the road, approaching in this way, adjacent to the allotments. The apiary is behind the hedge. The entrance is a few yards further up the road. The site can also be approached via Dragley Beck. Map ref: 304776