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Sat 26 May - Sun 30 Sept
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Round the corner from the Butterfly House
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Get close to our buuuuuzz-tastic residents at the zoo and discover more about natural bee keeping and why bees are so important.

Discover more about the magnificent life of bees and the incredible world of our fascinating flying friends by exploring our Bee Keepers Hut!  Learn more about the awe-inspiring wild world of honey bees, the challenges they’re currently facing and the important role they play! Observe them enjoying the surrounding gardens, flying in and out from their hives collecting pollen and nectar, or get up close and take a peek at what a living bee hive colony looks like.

Discover the range of different natural hives.

Zoo Ranger Workshops

You can drop in at any time during Wild Worlds – but if you’d like a more hands-on experience discover the wonderful world of bees with our Zoo Rangers who are buzzing about these incredible insects! Drop in workshops are held every Tuesday and Friday between 10.30am-11.30am – activities run until 31 August.

Helmut and Kerry in residence

Kerry and Helmut have both been natural beekeepers for 9 years and lovingly created The Honey Bee Garden. They will be here in residence on specific dates over the summer, on Saturday 4 and Sunday 12 August and Saturday 1 and Saturday 29 September. Find out all about how they built the garden here.

Important note: our bees are unlikely to sting.  But if you are allergic to bee stings or aren’t sure, you can avoid this area by taking alternative routes through the zoo.

Two hives of honey bees were introduced to the garden, with 10,000 bees in each hive!

Come and see for yourself!


A festival made for all of us!