Bee Shelter Description

This wonderful and unique listed building can be seen at the east end of the churchyard of Hartpury Church.

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In 2002 it was moved here from Hartpury College and fully restored by Hartpury Heritage Trust.

This highly decorative and extraordinary building could accommodate at least 28 working skeps (840,000 bees!) with storage for many more spare skeps beneath.  It measures 7.3m and is 2.4m high.

There are visitor display boards alongside it, and a donations box in the wall by the gate – all donations go towards its upkeep.