Bee & Heritage Centre

The bee and heritage centre provides visitors with the opportunity to explore the working lives of the honeybees that help shape our beautiful countryside. Learn how bees have been a part of history for thousands of years, find out how honey is made and explore ways that you can help support and protect our bee population.

The facility is open most Wednesdays and Sundays, when staff from “The Bee Centre” are on site talking about bees, answering questions and delivering ‘bee experiences’. There is also a shop selling The Bee Centre’s award winning honey and honey fudge, as well as candles, beekeeping equipment and other bee-themed products.

For an up to date list of opening times and days, information on upcoming events or to enquire about Bee Experiences, courses or products, please visit or email


 “Amazing afternoon, very educational.”

“What a fantastic experience!”

“Was an unbelievable experience.  Really worth looking at if you get chance!”

“This afternoon, we spent a fantastic couple of hours with the bees.  To be able to get suited up and watch a hive opening was something we never thought we would be able to do and it's an experience we will never forget.  There's something strangely therapeutic about bees and it's a shame they are widely vilified as these ones really couldn't care less about us being there!  We learned so much about bees, hives and honey and came away even more enthusiastic about bees than we were before.”

The bee & heritage centre is open with thanks to funding from the Lancashire Environmental Fund, who have distributed over £20m of Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) grants support to community and environmental projects which benefit the environment and people of Lancashire since its start in 1998.  The fund is supported financially by SITA UK Ltd, Lancashire County Council and various third party funders.

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