The Huntingdonshire Beekeepers Association (HBKA) Apiary and its 8m viewing gallery was built in 2012 with help from Big Lottery Fund, HDC, and Country Park volunteers and provides an opportunity to have a close up, bee free view of honey bees at work.
The additional hives have been very kindly donated by members both past and present.
With the expansion of the apiary our new disabled friendly entrance and viewing gallery we are pleased to announce that the viewing gallery will be open daily during park hours in addition to our regular Sunday afternoon beekeeper led sessions. These sessions run, weather permitting, from April through to September between 2pm and 3pm.
Hinchingbrooke Country Park covers 170 acres of open grasslands, mature woodland and lakes. It is a great place to visit for families, nature spotters, dog walkers and everyone wishing to enjoy the great outdoors.
In 2018 Hinchingbrooke Country Park received the Green Flag Award , which recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces in the country.
The park has a wealth of wildlife, whether or not you are armed with a camera or binoculars!
Want to Help
The HBKA Apiary takes a lot of time to keep going. Not only do we try and keep the bees and the hives in tip top condition, we also provide beekeeper coverage most Sundays from April to September to present the Bees and anser questions for the general public.
We also need to maintain the Apiary including its buildings and this takes place 2 – 3 times a year (Look out for Maintenance Days in our Events Calendar).
Any help you can spare us would be gladly appreciated and you don’t have to be a member to get involved.
Where are We
The HBKA Apiary and its viewing gallery is located in Hinchingbrooke Country Park in the woods about 50 metres from the Countryside Centre along the path towards the lake.
Parking is available at the entrance to the park but don’t forget to pay and display. Disabled parking is available closer to the building.