The headline may have been slightly misleading, it’s not just the queen that’s getting a helping hand. It is, in fact, all the amazing, hardworking bees in Pembrokeshire, and 12 months after the dedicated beekeeping enthusiasts in Pembrokeshire received a significant boost with the opening of the Pembrokeshire Beekeeping Centre at Scolton Manor, things are going from strength to strength.

A swarm of bees with pollen on their legs at the Pembrokeshire Beekeeping Centre at Scalton Manor.

The centre is an interesting and informative project for all concerned, and following its development by Pembrokeshire Beekeepers’ Association the project allows for a host of essential and educational activities to take place, including:

  • The Pine Tree Apiary with live hives for training beekeepers
  • The Bee Hive exhibition which, among other fascinating exhibits, includes a live ‘bee cam’ straight from one of the hives
  • The Honey Kitchen for extracting and bottling honey.

And of course, all of these intriguing activities can be viewed by the public.

 Apiary Manager for Pembrokeshire Beekeepers’ Association, Paul Eades, said the opening of the centre marked an important milestone for beekeeping in Pembrokeshire.

He went on: “Our aim was to develop a centre of excellence for beekeeping in Pembrokeshire and also make it an exciting attraction for the whole family to enjoy.

“It has been a four year journey which would have been impossible without the funding obtained from the Prince’s Countryside Fund, and Environment Wales, together with the terrific support we have received from Pembrokeshire County Council in making it a reality on site.”

As well as training future beekeepers, the centre additionally produces its own honey from the hives, which can be acquired in the Scolton Manor shop.

So if you’re looking for a day out while you’re on a Pembrokeshire glamping break then why not visit Scolton Manor?

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