Bee and pollination festival 2015

5 September 2015, 10.00 AM - 6 September 2015, 5.00 PM

Botanic Garden; Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September

A world without strawberries, apples and chocolate would be bleak indeed. All these rely on insect pollination. Find out the very latest stories on how you can help the bees and other vital pollinators. Learn about the secret sex life of orchids. See incredible wildlife illustration. Join a honey mystery tour.

Main exhibitors include the Avon Beekeepers Association, and their highly popular Honey Festival, the University of Bristol School of Biological Sciences, Butcombe Brewery, Mad Apple Cider, Writhlington School Orchid Project, Avon Organic Group, nurseries (such as Cleeve Nursery) selling insect-friendly plants, and wildlife charities including RSPB 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 insect hotels and weave enchanting willow sculptures.

For a full programme of events click here Programme, Bee and Polination Festival (PDF, 92kB)

Entrance £4.50, including tours. Free to Friends, children, University staff and students. Refreshments.

Come and press your apples with Mad Apple Cider!