‘Bee’ fascinated by the wonderful world of bees!

You can observe bees going about their daily business in a safe sting free way!


In the Living Honey Bee Exhibition, the beehives are kept behind glass fronted display cabinets housed in the walls that lead out into the open air. It’s a great opportunity to get really close and observe the bees darting around specially provided post boxes and hollow logs totally uninhibited by your viewing pleasure. And best of all no risk of getting stung!

Educational talks can be provided by arrangement and lots of information is displayed on the walls, and an educational video is available to watch. Old and new beekeeping equipment is on display and you will get to learn all about the history of beekeeping.

Children especially enjoy learning about bees and the whole family can purchase our delicious. Exhibition Cornish honey collected by our bees and bottled on the premises.  Seeing first hand the bees, hives and honeycomb as well as how the honey is turned in to what you buy in the shops is a valuable educational tool for both young and old.

The exhibition opens to the public from Easter to October. Adults £2.50, Children (Ages 4-15) £1.50

Bee Supplies

In 1987 they started a little shop underneath Porteath farmhouse calling themselves Porteath Bee Supplies, selling a range of bee supply equipment and making their own polishes and candles.

Carters Cafe & Bar

Rae and Dave Carter took over the tearoom in 2016, now Carters Cafe & Bar they serve breakfast food all day and cream teas using excellent local produce, come and Relax and chill in a rustic Modern atmosphere, with outside garden area with stunning views of Lundy bay, dogs welcome.

Get in Touch

If you have any questions or queries, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

To find out more about the Bee Centre come down or call 01208 863 718