Welcome to

Mrs Burney's

Bee Club CIC

Garden Helpers wanted

We are looking for volunteers to help us in our apiary garden. We grow plants and provide habitats to show our visitors how they can help the bees in their own outdoor spaces.

We need people to come and help on a weekly or fortnightly basis to do some weeding, cutting back, sowing and planting to make our apiary look bee-utiful and to make it a place where pollinators can thrive.

You will get the opportunity to learn more about bees and beekeeping and get some delicious honey when we extract it in the summer. If you have some gardening skills, and you can work on your own initiative, please get in touch to find out more. You will need to have a DBS check and will be covered by our employer’s liability insurance.

Our apiary is in the beautiful woodland of the Fryland’s Wood Scout Outdoor Centre on Featherbed Lane in Croydon. Go here to find where it is. There is plenty of free parking on site but if you need to get to us via public transport, please find a map here 

Mrs Burneys Bee Club in Schools

We can offer a range of bee related education for schools. Follow the link below to find out more.

‘An absolutely brilliant experience for young learners that involves and excites them. Children who were afraid of bees at the start of the day were genuinely sad to see them go and asked when they could see them again!’ Year 2 Teacher

 

Have you found a swarm of bees?

 

Contact the Croydon Beekeepers Association swarm coordinator, visit the CBKA website for more information http://www.croydonbeekeepers.org.uk/do-you-have-swarm/ 

Our 2023 Impact Report

We are proud to publish our 2023 Impact Report. It details all our successes this year and our plans for next year. Find out about what our visitors and members have been up to and read some case studies of children for whom Mrs Burney’s Bee Club has made a difference. Click the front page to read more!

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We were performing our Spring varroa checks at the apiary this weekend. Varroa are a mite which feed off the adult bees and larva. They can weaken the individual bees and spread viruses around the colony. It is important we keep a check on the levels inside the hives and treat them if necessary. The kids really enjoyed doing a sugar roll where we coat some bees with icing sugar in a glass jar which encourages the bees to groom each other and dislodge the mites. We can then shake the mites out of the mesh at the top of the jar for counting. ❤️🐝 #juniorbeeclub #beekeepingwithkids #beekeepersofthefuture ... See MoreSee Less
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First time up at the hives for Junior Bee Club this year and a great beekeeping day for our first year members. Also, so lovely to hear one of our third year group say, 'I'm home', as he walked into the apiary for the first time this year. I'm incredibly proud of all our beekeepers and the fact they enjoy coming makes Bee Club such a pleasure to run. 😊 ❤️🐝 #juniorbeeclub #beekeepersofthefuture #beekeepingwithkids ... See MoreSee Less
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First time up at the hives for Junior Bee Club this year and a great beekeeping day for our first year members. Also, so lovely to hear one of our third year group say, 'I'm home', as he walked into the apiary for the first time this year. I'm incredibly proud of all our beekeepers and the fact they enjoy coming makes Bee Club such a pleasure to run. 😊 ❤️🐝 #juniorbeeclub #beekeepersofthefuture #beekeepingwithkids ... See MoreSee Less
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our mission is....

Educating and inspiring people through the world of bees, so they are more confident, curious and engaged with their environment.

are you an adult interested in beekeeping?

Contact our partner organisation, the Croydon Beekeepers Association, to find out more about how to get started in this fascinating hobby.

http://www.croydonbeekeepers.org.uk/