The University is celebrating this year's Honey Day (20 August) with a bee themed Make and Take event in Drake's Place on Thursday 18 August.
We'll be making bee/pollinator homes, bee mobiles and butterfly kites.
This free event is open to all ages and materials will be provided.
All welcome - we look forward to welcoming you to Drake's Place! Find us in Drake's Place Gardens (weather permitting) or in our new tent if it's tipping down.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Apis mellifera mellifera on the University campus
Populations of bees are in decline in the UK and around the world. The apiary on the University's campus provides the opportunity to help support the honey bee as a pollinator. Without insect pollination about one third of the crops we eat would need to be pollinated by other means, at great expense. Bees are the predominant and most economically important group of pollinators in most geographical regions.
The project to keep bees on campus is a great opportunity for us as we anticipate developing a substantial and significant contribution to the University and wider community, as well as numerous academic research outputs over several years. The installation is in collaboration with the B4 project.