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One of the simplest and most pleasurable aspects of the Porteath Bee Centre, near Polzeath in north Cornwall, is that it gives you the chance to observe a load of bees going about their business.


In the Living Honey Bee Exhibition the beehives are kept behind glass fronted display cabinets housed in the walls that lead out into the open air. It’s a great opportunity to get really close and observe the bees darting around specially provided post boxes and hollow logs totally uninhibited by your viewing pleasure. And best of all no risk of getting stung - ansum!


Educational talks are also provided with information displayed on the walls and an educational video. Bee making equipment is on display and you will get to learn all about the history of beekeeping.


Children especially enjoy learning about bees and the whole family can purchase the delicious Cornish honey made on the premises. Seeing first hand the bees, hives and honeycomb as well as how the honey is turned in to what you buy in the shops is a valuable educational tool for both young and old.


The Porteath Bee Centre shop sells a wide range of products ranging from honey, hand made bees wax candles, furniture polishes for old and new furniture, books and even a waterproof wax for boots and shoes.


There is also a fine range of beeswax, honey and honeycomb cosmetics manufactured by Vivians, Perlier, Honeycomb Cosmetics, Honey Cosmetics and B Natural Skincare.

Porteath Bee Centre

Age group: 6+

Location: NORTH Cornwall


Contact: nr Polzeath, PL27 6RA

TEL: 01208 863718


Polzeath 2 miles, Port Isaac 5 miles, Padstow 14 miles