The Dorset Bee

We are based just outside Bridport, West Dorset, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty right on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.
The Dorset Bee is a group of natural beekeepers that recognise the privilege we possess in our daily contact with honeybees. Our passion is to share this privilege with people of all ages and our desire is to develop access for everyone to the joy, tranquillity, and the fascinatingly complex behaviours of honeybees. Honeybees aren’t just fascinating; they are calming and offer fabulous wellbeing benefits.

We work with primary school children and young adults and offer Beekeeping Experiences and short courses to individuals and families. Our philosophy is holistic, a bee cannot truly be understood in isolation from its colony, nor the colony be understood in isolation from its habitat. Our teaching is founded on the understanding that healthy honeybees are dependent on a healthy habitat.

We hope that we can introduce you to honeybees in 2024.