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Bees of all types play an important part in food production, agricultural production, forestry and climate. There are over 20,000 known species of bee globally. Around 270 species of bee have been recorded in the UK. Only one of these is the famous Honeybee who you can meet at Acorn Bank. A friendly insect, vital for the production of all your food.


Sunday 22nd July 2-3.30.p.m.

National Trust Acorn Bank, Temple Sowerby, nr. Penrith, CA10 1SP

Normal Admission fee for Acorn Bank applies (free to National Trust members)

Explore ‘The World of the Honey Bee’ An afternoon of activities for adults and children:

  • 2 pm – 2.45  p.m. presentation in the ‘Drawing Room’ at the main house:

‘The Bee and the Garden’ by ‘Beekeeper Dominic’, followed by  ‘I Spy Bee Friendly Flowers’ around the grounds.

  • Spot the queen bee in the observation hive and see what a colony of bees looks like behind glass.
  • Talk to the beekeepers
  • Learn about beekeeping, the changes and the challeng
  • Try on a bee suit and, for the brave, join some beekeepers inspecting the bees.
  • Find out how honey is made.
  • Taste some local honey.

Acorn Bank, has a watermill and other beautiful gardens to stroll around. The tea room has delicious cakes and snacks. The property is open from 10am to 5pm.

Hosted by Penrith and District Beekeepers Association. a local charity that operates a teaching apiary in the orchard at Acorn Bank.