Spring, heralding the onset of warmer weather and renewed vigour in our gardens, fields and hedgerows. Set against the magnificent Malvern Hills, The Royal Horticultural Society's spring festival was packed with flowers, food, crafts and family fun! Worcestershire beekeepers were once again represented, with Worcester's beekeepers called upon to present the County Association's display and honey-sale offering. And what a spectacle! After so many hours' work, our volunteers opened the themed display "Beekeeping Through the Ages".
Visitors were drawn in by so many items of interest, including a wall back-board depicting images of ancient and modern beekeeping, informative posters, items of historic interest, archived journals dating into the 1800's, 'count-the-flowers' Beespoon honey dispenser and of course, a display of live bees, queen bee holding court, resplendent in ruby-red adornment!
Grateful thanks go out to The British Beekeepers' Association, Beekeeping History Trust, The Hive Worcester, "Telling the Bees" and the Beespoon Project, 'Forever Bee' and to the many local beekeepers and supporters who have given so much of their time.
Read this interesting article on why other pollinators, as well as bees are in decline.