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The Bee Centre, Chorley

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  • Lovely little visit to this unique shop. Bought fresh honey, candles and honey soaps. Doesn't take long to visit this attraction. Friendly staff. 
    Lovely little visit to this unique shop. Bought fresh honey, candles and honey soaps. Doesn't take long to visit this attraction. Friendly staff.  more »
  • Had a visit to the shop to stock up on the gorgeous hand made honey soaps. Absolutely my favourite soap of all time, they smell lovely, last for ages, don't irritate my very sensitive skin and are a.....  more
    Had a visit to the shop to stock up on the gorgeous hand made honey soaps. Absolutely my favourite soap of all time, they smell lovely, last for ages, don't irritate my very sensitive skin and are a.....  more »
  • I visited the Bee Centre in August 2021 with my Mum. We had a fabulous day learning about bees and were very impressed with how the honey is sustainably harvested. The Bee Centre honey is delicious... 
    I visited the Bee Centre in August 2021 with my Mum. We had a fabulous day learning about bees and were very impressed with how the honey is sustainably harvested. The Bee Centre honey is delicious...  more »
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  • Having recently got bees at our primary school we attended the introduction to beekeeping course a few days ago and I am still absolutely buzzing. The course was totally amazing and full of facts about these fabulous creatures. Kath and Simon are brilliant and explain everything so well. I came home with millions of things to tell the kids and spending hours looking through different hives totally gave me the confidence to look after our hive properly. I loved the 'think like a bee' approach to beekeeping and it really does help in predicting the next steps for the colony. Reading a hive like a book showed that you can work out the health of the animals and how to keep them healthy. I loved the whole day so much and could've have easily spent a week with these fascinating creatures and indeed Kath and Simon! What a privilege. Thanks guys
  • Getting up close and personal to some extraordinary black bees in the heart of Lancashire was a birthday treat from my family. What a treat it was too. Our hosts for the morning were the brilliant Simon and Kath, whose passion for their bee families and hives is infectious. They are clearly motivated to spend time engaging and working with their visitors to promote sustainable pollination. We kicked off with a brief and fun introduction on what to expect, and were kitted out with our trendy bee keeper outfits and wellies. The hives are just a short walk up the lane, where we spent a good while taking the hive apart and watching these extraordinary insects going about their daily buzzyness whilst seemingly mooching around the hive - they work pretty hard it turns out, in all sorts of jobs during their lifetime, from nursing through to disposing of their dead buddies. We even witnessed one little baby bee popping out of it’s birthing pod. We left our little friends to their work, popped the lid back on and headed back for the honey tasting experience. Simon gave us more information about honey made from different nectar sources and ethical production. A lovely way to relax in the Lancashire sunshine. I found the whole experience humbling, and probably one of the best things I’ve done in a long while. Go do it guys, and see for yourself what an amazing contribution bees make to our communities and environment. You won’t be disappointed. Oh, and the gin distillery next door is pretty good too! I’ll be back!
  • The Bee Experience was a birthday gift fro my husband... one of the best gifts ever!! From the minute I walked in they made me feel so welcome and at ease. After some formalities we were suited and booted and taken a short walk to the hives. The bee keeper was just lovely and so knowledgeable and gave us so much fascinating information about her bees. We had the opportunity to hold a frame and watch the bees close up, I didn't feel at all rushed and was encouraged to ask questions. We were then taken back and a delightful guy told us lots about honey production and the opportunity to taste proper honey. The couple who run this lovely place are just so nice and so knowledgeable about their wonderful bees.
  • Thoroughly enjoyed the 'Bee Experience' with my 10 year old bee fanatic. It surpassed my expectations and was enjoyable, enlightening and very well organised. Highly recommend 👍
  • Went to visit after finding this online and adopting a bee for my granddaughters birthday. Now separated from Samlesbury Hall, so the shop is on its own, very small but some nice gifts. Very pleasant guy serving but couldn't tell me how we could visit the bee other than the Bee Experience which you book and costs £50-60. There are 5 in our group so we aren't booking 5 at that price for us to visit a Bee! The bees were also at a separate site. Perhaps more info needed on website and shop would be helpful.

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