Buzzy Bee Activities
Join us and our friends at Rivendell Bees at the Reflection Garden in New Street Park for a FREE children's crafts and activities session for 'Bees Needs Week 2022'.
Buzzy activities include making a Bee Home, a Bee Cone and decorate your very own Bee Stone - all for you to keep!
Visit our Facebook event page for more information.
- What: Buzzy Bee Activities, make a Bee Home, Cone and Stone to take home!
- Where: New Street Park - head to the Reflection Garden situated in far corner towards London Road (What 3 Words location: spoons.enable.poets)
- When: Drop by on Saturday 16th July between 12pm and 3pm
- Who: FREE and open to ALL!
Chris at Rivendell Bees will be teaching us about helping to save the Bees during 'Bees Needs Week 2022' and how to encourage them into your garden.
Chris says, "Many of our native bee species have been declining in numbers for many years. Humans rely on bees and other insects to pollinate about one third of our own food."
""Bees Needs Week" is a national event to show how we can all do something to help bees and bugs return to our gardens, allotments and open spaces, and thrive in the future. Come and join us on Saturday 16 July to see how easy it is to become a Bee Champion!"
Note: If poor weather, this activity will be held in Daventry Museum check the event page for updates.
Buzzy Bee Activity Sheet
Why not download our Buzzy Bees Activity Sheet full of information and the top 5 tips on how to encourage more bees into your garden - including a list of what plants to grow and how to make a bee pond!
Bees are vital to life on our planet. Without them, plants including food crops wouldn't grow. So it's super important that we look after our bees and encourage them to thrive! Here are 5 simple ways you could help the bees who visit your garden, balcony or window box...
- Grow more colourful flowers, shrubs and trees
- Let your garden grow a little wild & cut your grass less often
- Leave insect nests & hibernation spots undisturbed
- Think carefully about whether to use pesticides
- Make a Bee Pond
On the back are some fun activities for children to do including a word search, count the number of daisies and you can even colour in your own bee. Download your copy here.
We had lots of families join us at New Street Park as the sun shone. They made Bee Stones, Bee Cones and a Bee Home. Children could learn how to make a Bee Pond and see the Demonstration Hive to see if they could spot the Queen Bee. We were joined by Chris Thompson from Rivendell Bees who helped tell everyone why bees are so important. We also had a display of flowers kindly donated by Dennetts of Daventry to show the sorts of plants you can put in your garden to encourage the bees.