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MDBKA Visitors Centre

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The Visitors Centre is open to the General Public on Sundays (please check the Events Calendar just in case we are closed).

Opening Times

Winter: Open at 12:00 close at 15:00 GMT

Summer: Open at 12:00 close at 16:00 BST

Please come and say hello – our volunteers will answer any question you might have.

Find out about us, bees and the taste of local honey

Our HQ – Dower House

Dower House was a plain brick building that was transformed with a decorative columned façade in 1803. The ha-ha in front of the house stopped the cattle from grazing on the formal lawns, making a barrier which can’t be seen from the house.

In 2004 it became the HQ of the Manchester & District Beekeepers’ Association.

Inside the House

There is an Observation Hive where bees can be seen going about their business. Children love to watch the hive activity. Additionally we extract honey from the comb in the most natural way possible on site.

You will also find an abundance of information relating to the Honey Bee and other pollinating insects.

In The Garden

At the rear of the building is the garden with our Apiary where many colonies of Honey Bees are living in the hives.

If you are interested in plants for pollinators the garden contains a fabulous abundance of plants for you to browse.

Honey Sales

You can purchase the excellent Manchester Beekeepers Honey gathered from our own apiaries as well as other bee related products.

If you are looking to purchase honey and cannot visit us when we are open – the Stables Café are our sole concessioner in the park.

Images and Video

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Visitors Centre Shop

Bee Garden

Produce From Pollinators

Guardians Of The Bees

Guardians Of The Bees Video