Sweet treat at Sheffield museum with hidden hives

Jez Daughtry with the hives on the roof of Weston Park Museum
Jez Daughtry with the hives on the roof of Weston Park Museum
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Hidden honey hives on the roof of a Sheffield museum will be revealed for the first time.

Weston Park Museum’s observation hive is popular with visitors but little do they know another 10 exist on the building’s roof.

They are run by the Sheffield Honey Company, which is leading an interactive introduction to the world of beekeeping on Saturday, May 11, giving people exclusive access to the rooftop hives.

Rose Eagleton, Museums Sheffield events producer, said: “Beekeeping is something that really catches the imagination.

“People are genuinely fascinated by the idea of donning a protective bee suit to explore a hive and see a colony at work.

“Unless they’re a professional beekeeper it’s not something people would normally have the chance to experience, so we’re absolutely thrilled to be working with The Sheffield Honey Company to offer the opportunity here at Weston Park.”

* Call 0114 278 2655 to book a place on the course, which is for over-16s only.