Sunday 19th May 2019

Venue: Chawton House

Monday 20th May marks World Bee Day, an initiative to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of bees to the world’s ecosystems. Chawton House will be celebrating on the preceding weekend, with a bee-themed extravaganza.

The Meon Valley Beekeepers will be in the walled garden talking about what they do and giving demonstrations.

Bring your family along to find out all about bees and what makes them so special: see the Chawton House bee hives and find out how honey is made; have your face painted like a bee and play bee games on the lawns.

The Old Kitchen Tearoom will be serving honey-based specials all day.

11am – 4:30pm.

Price: Free, with admission. No advance booking required.

 

About bees

In addition to being one of the major pollinators, bees significantly contribute to the mitigation of climate change and environmental conservation. In the long-term, the protection of bees and the beekeeping sector can help reduce poverty and hunger, as well as preserve a healthy environment and biodiversity. Scientific studies have proven that bees have become increasingly endangered.

More information can be found on the World Bee Day website at: https://www.worldbeeday.org/en/

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