About the Bee Festival

What's on

Booking a space

This year’s Bee Festival aims to raise funds for a truck to help beekeepers trade honey.

Project Manager, Giacomo Ciriello has been working with Bees for Development Ghana to establish honey and beeswax processing facilities and a fair trade system.

How to find Monmouth Bee Festival 2022

Saturday 2 July

Secret Places to Bee will be spread across multiple locations in Monmouth. See the map to discover which Gardens are open and what activities are taking place and where.

Sunday 3 July

Festival Day will be held in Chippenham Fields with organised workshops in The Nelson Garden in the centre of Monmouth. The Chippenham Field site is located at the bottom end of town, straight on after the bridge, in the direction of Waitrose carpark and then located on the right. The Nelson Garden site is adjacent to this but accessible from Chippenham carpark. It has a hidden, secret feel to it, so is hard to describe and will be well sign posted! See the Festival Map.


Exit A40 onto B4293 for the town, first right (still on B4293), over river bridge, first exit at roundabout onto Monnow Street 


We are committed to ensuring our events are accessible to all. Wheelchair access is possible through the main entrance to the Nelson Garden from Chippenham car park which is also the closest car park to the event.


50m Chippenham – Sunday: Free for 2 hours then £1 for entire day

0.2 km Cattle Market – Sunday: Free for 2 hours then £1 for entire day

0.4km Glendower Street – Sunday: Free for 2 hours then £1 for entire day

0.5km Cinderhill St – Sunday: Free for 2 hours then £1 for entire day

0.75km Rockfield Road – Sunday: Free all day

Public transport

Main bus routes include:
34/35 Monmouth – Ross-on-Wye
36 Monmouth – Hereford
60 Monmouth – Usk – Newport
65/69 Monmouth – Chepstow
83 Monmouth – Raglan – Abergavenny

Monmouth Bee Festival is spread over two days.  On Saturday 2 July, Secret Places to Bee will spread throughout the town of Monmouth. On Sunday 3 July the Festival Day will take place in Chippenham Fields – adjacent to the A40, with talks conducted in The Nelson Garden. 

For a map of Secret Places to Bee, you can also enquire at The Bee Shop. 

Get in touch!

Before you contact us, please look at the frequently asked questions  as it may answer your question. If, however, you need further information, please fill in the form.

We are always very pleased to hear from people who would like to volunteer with us. If you have a skill to offer or would just like to help on the day please fill in the form and we will contact you.

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