Welcome to BuzzWorks Association Hitchin

Hitchin's Community Bee Garden

BuzzWorks Association Hitchin is a community project to help people in and around Hitchin to learn about and enjoy the world of bees and the craft of beekeeping.

Without bees, life would taste and look very different. They pollinate two thirds of the food crops we eat and pollinate more than half the wild plants that birds and mammals depend on.

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BuzzWorks Community Bee Garden is planted with flowers and vegetables that need bees and is open for family, school and group visits. The Bee School has an educational exhibition in six chapters which explains the fascinating world of the honey bee, while an observation hive gives a close-up view of honey bees at work. Courtyard tables provide an outdoor classroom and a place to picnic. This fully accessible site is situated on the edge of the Old Hale Way Allotments and is open to the public on selected days between May and September:

Open Days: 2-5pm on the following Saturdays - 10th May, 14th June, 9th August, 13th September.

Group visits are arranged outside these times (see below).

Sunday 20th July is our Hitchin Festival Open Day. A stall and refreshments will be available with activities, displays and talks on the wonderful world of bees. We would love to see you there!


School visits are hosted on a Tuesday or a Thursday (between 1st May and 15th July 2014). Other group visits by arrangement. Please contact buzzworksweb@gmail.com


HoneyWorks Training Centre for Beekeeping is where you can learn how to keep honey bees and extract honey and is also a base for other wildlife projects. It lies within Burford Way Allotments, backing on to Oughtonhead Nature Reserve. To enquire about training courses, contact buzzworksweb@gmail.com


Introducing the Art of Beekeeping - a one day introductory course is being held by Benslow Music on Saturday 24th May. To download a brochure, click here.

BuzzWorks Association Hitchin is a voluntary, non-profit association set up in 2007 by local beekeepers.

Volunteers - If you are interested in honey bees, in gardening for bees or in helping visitors to learn about bees, why not join us? Come to an Open Day and see what we do or contact us at buzzworksweb@gmail.com

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How to reach BuzzWorks

Download a map for BuzzWorks and HoneyWorks.

BuzzWorks Garden Leaflet

Download a leaflet on BuzzWorks Garden with a list of bee-friendly plants.

For more information email buzzworksweb@gmail.com

Page last updated on 17th May 2014