Bee Celebration to set Exeter Buzzing

Once again we have been working in partnership with Honeyscribe to deliver events, workshops and educational visits to our City Bee Project.

On Saturday 22nd September from 10am – 4pm we will be celebrating all things bees! The event includes artwork, family workshops and rooftop tours celebrating the thousands of bees that live in hives within Princesshay’s rooftop garden.

The event will unveil a brand-new art installation representing flowers loved by bees and created by aptly-named artist, Bee Watson. Visitors to the centre on 22nd can also join in a free family craft workshop and make paper flowers to add to the installation.

Giant fluffy friendly bumblebee walkabout performers will be entertaining families through the day. There will also be a rare opportunity to tour the bee garden hidden above the city on Princesshay’s roof.

Hannah Overton, Princesshay, said: “The Princesshay City Bee Project is something we are very proud of and we are keen to continue to raise the profile of these amazing tiny creatures who play such a vital role in our environment. This is a day that’s about family fun and education.”

Visitors to Princesshay on 22nd September can also find out about beekeeping and Devon’s beekeeping history as well as purchase some of this season’s honey from the Princesshay bees Chandos Deli.

Amy Shelton, artistic director, Honeyscribe, says, “This event is timed to coincide with the 2018 honey harvest produced by the Princesshay City Bee Project’s rooftop beehives. It is part of our collaboration with Princesshay, delivering exciting creative arts events to ask questions about how Exeter might flourish as a bio-diverse habitat for humans and pollinators.”

Download the full programme and find out more here.

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