Ex­pert is buzzing

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Front Page -

AN ex­pert in the habits of bees will ex­plain to vis­i­tors to a gar­den cen­tre why the in­sects are vi­tal to grow­ing plants.

Ge­orge New­ton from Bri­tish Bee­keep­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion (BBKA) will be the guest speaker at the Crow­land Out­let Gar­den Cen­tre next month as part of a free event ded­i­cated to the in­sects.

He will be at the cen­tre on June 9 and June 10.

Man­ager San­jay Bowry said: “Mr New­ton will bring with him a spe­cial ob­ser­va­tion hive to give peo­ple the chance to see a work­ing colony of bees in ac­tion.

“He will be on hand to chat to cus­tomers about the im­por­tant role bees play in na­ture and gar­den­ing. Vis­i­tors will also be able to buy a range of lo­cally pro­duced honey.

“Peo­ple will be able to learn more about how bees make honey and the ben­e­fits bees have on the gar­den, the en­vi­ron­ment and the econ­omy.

“It is es­ti­mated that bees con­trib­ute £191mil­lion to UK agri­cul­ture an­nu­ally through the pol­li­na­tion of crops.”

She said the event tied in with the cen­tre’s Bees, Bugs and But­ter­flies Fes­ti­val, which takes place from June 4 un­til July 1.

For more de­tails call 01733 212 900.

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