Sports, leisure and the Arts Beekeeping

Dower House is currently closed to the public due to COVID19.


When it re-opens, Heaton Park is home to the Manchester District & Beekeepers Association, who promote the art of beekeeping and conservation. Based at the Dower House they have a number of bee hives in the garden, and a safe observation hive where you can watch the bees going about their business.

The beekeepers provide training courses for beginners, lectures and bee clinics. Visitors of all ages are welcome: the Dower House is open every Sunday. Watch the bees in the observation hive, a display of microscopes, bee paraphernalia and literature.

Best of all, you can buy the excellent Heaton Park Honey, gathered from the apiary, as well as other bee related products.

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