A free event by Bees for Development

This free event is brought to you by Bees for Development

Known locally as The Bee Shop, visitors step in to the delicious aroma of beeswax and honey, and explore the natural products made by harnessing the power of bees. This shop is perfect for everyone who loves bees or is seeking gifts for someone who does, and for beekeepers too.

However, The Bee Shop is a modest front to our major work running projects: Bees for Development is an international development organisation based in Monmouth, Wales, using beekeeping to help people in the world’s poorest countries.  We provide resources and materials for local trainers, have worked in more than 50 countries world-wide and we currently run projects in Ethiopia, Cameroon, Ghana, Vietnam and Uganda.  Bees for Development always use local bees and local skills to make the simple, effective bee hives that are best for bees, and best for people.

Supporters can see the work we do by joining our unique Bee Safaris, taking those with a passion for adventure into the ancient highlands of northern Ethiopia or to the tropical islands of Trinidad and Tobago.

Bees need our support now more than ever, and we provide the information, Courses and resources to help as well as being the main contact channel for beekeepers all over Monmouthshire and the rest of the world. To learn more about what we do and how you can help, visit our website or come into our shop today.

Monmouth’s best family friendly event, celebrating the work of bees.

Proceeds help raise funds for local work protecting bees.

Taste honey, buy bee friendly plants, meet local beekeepers and then relax in the shade of the old sycamore tree with a fresh cup of tea and cake.

2020 Application coming soon

Visit Bee Friendly Monmouthshire‘s website for more information


Would you like a stall at Monmouth Bee Festival 2020? Email cyrenepowell@beesfordevelopment.org

Who was here last time?

Bees for Development

A unique and motivated international beekeeping charity, Bees for Development will be offering honey tasting sessions of honey from around the world.

MCC - Nature isn't Neat

Monmouthshire County Council will be launching their exciting new pilot project: Nature isn't Neat.

Transition Monmouth

Transition Monmouth are a knowledgeable group, dedicated to improving Monmouth sustainably.

Plastic Free Monmouth

This new and passionate group will be showcasing the best ways to go plastic free.

Gwent Wildlife Trust

Learn about the Gwent Wildlife Trust's magnificent range of events throughout the year.

Bee Friendly Monmouthshire

Is it a solitary bee, a bumblebee or a honey bee? This group can help. Visit this stall to sign up to the Monmouth Pollinator-friendly Gardens Awards.

Acorn Education

Discover the beautiful and patient craft of Skep weaving and how they connect to honey bees.

Wildfowl Wetlands Trust

This charity will be raising awareness of their national and international conservation work.

Monmouthshire Meadows Group

This friendly group will be demonstrating the vital importance of our local meadows.

And the usual suspects...


Tea, coffee and cakes

Raffle - thanks to local businesses!

Solitary bee walk and talk

Children's arts and crafts

Wandering Bee Men

Plant identification

Plants, seeds and books

  • From Waitrose car park, turn left up Blestium Street (opposite direction of the roundabout and bridge).

  • Carry on until you reach a small pay and display car park.

  • Next to the car park’s ticket machine is a pathway leading up and around a red brick set of flats.

  • Carry on up this path and it will lead you the Nelson Garden.


See all the local businesses who have kindly donated a raffle prize last year

Green Grafter Tree Surgeons

This event would not be possible without our sponsors

Close Menu