Bee there or Bee square!

VISITORS to Knoll Gardens near Wimborne are in for a fascinating day of family-friendly and fun bee-related activities at the Wild and Wonderful Bee event on Saturday 14th July,  from 11am to 4pm.

As well as expert-led walks and talks, visitors will be able to try their hand at making bee houses and beeswax candles.  Pollinator friendly plants will be on sale accompanied by expert advice on choosing the best plants to support your garden pollinators throughout the year.

Local honey will be available to sample and buy from producers Beeline Honey who will also be talking about honey making in east Dorset. Other attractions include a children’s trail, stalls featuring bee-related produce and a free packet of Johnsons ‘perfect for pollinators’ seeds for the first 100 visitors on the day.

There are more than 250 species of bee can be found in the UK but very few of us can identify any more than the domesticated honey bee. Wild and Wonderful Bees provides an opportunity to discover more about bumble and solitary bees, and find out how to help all these important pollinators succeed in your own garden.