Bee and pollination festival 2015

5 September 2015, 10.00 AM - 6 September 2015, 5.00 PM

Botanic Garden, University of Bristol

A world without strawberries, apples and chocolate would be bleak indeed. All these rely on insect pollination. Find out the very latest stories on how you can help the bees and other vital pollinators. Learn about the secret sex life of orchids. See incredible wildlife illustration. Join a honey mystery tour.

Main exhibitors include the Avon Beekeepers Association, and their highly popular Honey Festival, the University of Bristol School of Biological SciencesButcombe BreweryMad Apple CiderRiverford Organic Farms,Writhlington School Orchid ProjectAvon Organic Group, nurseries (such as Cleeve Nursery) selling insect-friendly plants, and wildlife charities including RSPB and the global Bees for Development.

Demonstrations and talks will range from beekeeping techniques and the workings of a live hive, to research projects about urban pollinators, how to build insect hotels and weave enchanting willow sculptures.

Entrance £4.50, including tours. Free to Friends, children, University staff and students. Refreshments.

Full details on the Botanic Garden website.

Contact information

This event is running from 5 - 6 September, all day.

Telephone: 0117 331 4906
Hairy footed flower bee.  Image credit - Nadine Mitschunas

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