World Bee Day creates a buzz at Poundbury Gardens

Celebrating everything from hives and honey to the Queen and her worker bees, gardeners of all ages will be able to mark World Bee Day, a global initiative which raises awareness of the importance of protecting bees, at Poundbury Gardens near Dorchester on Sunday May 20 from 10am – 4pm.

Culminating in a talk from the Dorchester and Weymouth Beekeepers’ Association at 2pm, visitors will be able to delve into the incredible world of bees and hear what goes on behind the honeycomb.

Lisa Bond from Poundbury Gardens explained: “Looking after bees that visit the garden is something that we always encourage our customers to do, recommending plenty of bee-friendly plants wherever possible. World Bee Day is all about giving everyone a deeper understanding about how important bees are in our environment and how we can all do our bit to keep them busy, so we are looking forward to joining in with this global initiative.”

Dorchester and Weymouth Beekeepers’ Association will also have a bee stand at Poundbury Gardens from Monday 14 to Sunday May 27, with volunteers offering tips and advice on creating a bee friendly garden.