Bee and Pollination Festival 2018

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Come and find out why we all need the bee to be happy and healthy. A world without strawberries, apples and chocolate would be bleak indeed! All these and many more foods rely on insect pollination.

Find out the very latest stories on how you can help the bees and other vital pollinators at the Bee and Pollination Festival on September 1st and 2nd (10am-5pm).

Learn about the secret sex life of orchids, see incredible wildlife illustration, join a honey mystery tour.

The main exhibitors will include the Bristol Beekeepers Association, and their highly popular Honey Show, the University of Bristol School of Biological Sciences, Mad Apple Cider, Writhlington School Orchid Project and Avon Organic Group.

There will also be nurseries selling insect-friendly plants, and wildlife charities including Feed Bristol, the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Bristol Naturalists Society, Friends of the Downs and Avon Gorge, and the global Bees for Development.

Demonstrations and talks will range from beekeeping techniques and the workings of a live hive, to research projects about urban pollinators, how to build skeps and weave enchanting willow

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