Bee and pollination festival

2 September 2017, 10.00 AM - 3 September 2017, 5.00 PM

University of Bristol Botanic Garden

The Bee and Pollination festival returns! The bees, butterflies, moths, bats and birds take centre stage at the Botanic Garden during the first weekend of September, and rightly so. These industrious workers are vital for our existence and the festival will show just what they do for us and how we can help them.

This year we host the Bristol beekeepers annual 'honey show' where there will be live hive demonstrations together with a series of talks about bees and other pollinators; researchers from Bristol University will display their work on the fascinating world of pollinator behaviour and a number of nurseries will be selling bee-friendly plants; for children there is a bee trail and everyone can try their hand at willow weaving.
 
The artists from our summer exhibit will be on hand to talk you through their work and run a mask making workshop so you children can look like a bee.
 
The event runs from 10am until 5pm on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September. 
 
Watch this space for further details...
 
Please note, on Saturday 2nd September there will be road closures due to a concert on the Downs. Click travel advice (PDF, 292kB) for further information. Sunday 3rd will be back to normal.
 

Entrance £6 including tours. Free to Friends, children, University staff and students; Chandos Deli will be with us all weekend to provide top quality coffee cake and sandwiches.