National Beekeeping Centre Wales, Conwy: ‘Connect kids with ecology – because the bees need us’ – review

A free attraction in glorious countryside that teaches children about the importance of honeybees – with the chance to try lots of local honeys

This low-key and friendly visitor centre is a champion for Welsh honeybees, which are increasingly under threat from climate change and loss of wild flower meadows. It raises visitors’ awareness of environmental issues and illustrates the 4,000-year history of beekeeping and honey-making, from the ancient Egyptians via the Romans. A Hive Aid scheme lets you adopt a beehive at one of three locations nearby, and regular courses (from £60pp) train new generations of beekeepers.

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