Announcing Wild & Wonderful Bees July 2017

Wild and Wonderful Bees – Saturday 14th July

Amid increasing concern about the decline in the world’s bee population, ‘Wild and Wonderful Bees’ is a family-friendly day especially created to open your eyes to the wonderful world of bees. Running at Wimborne’s Knoll Gardens from 11am – 4pm on Saturday 14 July, you’ll have to opportunity to meet up with experts, enjoy guided walks and trails, take part in activities and enjoy a day in Knoll’s glorious, naturalistic, wildlife-friendly garden as you discover more about these fascinating creatures.

Over 250 species of bee can be found in the UK but very few of us can identify any more than the domesticated honey bee. Furry Bumblebees make up another 24 species, but most of our bees are Solitary bees, some less than one centimetre long. Wild and Wonderful Bees provides an opportunity to discover more about bumble and solitary bees, a well as the better known  honey bee, and find out how to help all these important pollinators succeed in your own garden.

Amongst the many experts on the day you’ll be able to join bee walks with Daisy Headley, Conservation Officer at the Bumblebee Conservation Trust; Jane Adams, founder of the national Garden Bioblitz; and Rebecca Twigg, recent winner of Defra’s ‘Bees Needs Champions’ award for her Secret Garden project in Salisbury with its associated ‘Bee City’ and city-wide augmented reality ‘Bee Trail’.