Lena Crowe and Peter Davis at the preview of the bees at the Hive in Manchester. The Bees will start swarming out soon and be on the trail in and around Manchester from the 23rd July. Further information can be found in Manchester Evening News article https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/bee-city-manchester-trail-map-14914518
We have been awarded the Bees’ Needs Award 2018 being the only community Group in the North of the UK by DEFRA. Also 2 other parks run by local authorities in the North have also been awarded. A total of 19 awards were made in the UK. This is for achievements we have done for bees and pollinators in the environment.
Also we have achieved a Green Flag Award. Both being achieved by all the hard work our volenters put into the association.
Over the next few weeks a small group of our members here at Manchester & District Beekeepers Association are going to be doing specially developed, half-day, educational visits to local Manchester schools.
We have been at Irk Valley Community School today. Teaching the importance of Bees, making wax candles and tasting Manchester honey.
They even have a bee as part of their school Crest!
MDBKA Wild-in-Art, Bee in the City sculpture has arrive. She is in the process of being painted. Members of the public may visit her on Sundays 12:00 to 4:00pm when the Visitors Centre is Open. Our Artis Peter Davis with Paul can be seen painting her in the photo.
The National Bee Unit has confirmed a sighting of a single Asian hornet in Lancashire on Friday 13/4/2018. More information can be found in the DEFRA Press release: