Posted: Sun 14th May 2023

Wepre Park to host buzzy bee day in celebration of World Bee Day

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Sunday, May 14th, 2023

In an effort to bring awareness to the importance of bees in our ecosystem, Flintshire’s Access and Natural Environment Service is set to host the Buzzy Bee Day on Saturday, 20th of May.

This event is part of the global World Bee Day celebrations, which aim to acknowledge the role of bees and other pollinators for the ecosystem.

Located in Wepre Park, the event – running between 10am and 3pm – will feature the Friends of Wepre Park showcasing the entries of the 2023 Buzzy Bee competition in the Garden Room.

This competition is aimed at promoting awareness and love for these vital creatures.

Adding to the buzz of the day, a local beekeeper will be on-site with a display hive, giving attendees a closer look into the fascinating world of bees.

Honey, a product of the tireless work of bees, will also be available for sale, providing a sweet incentive for those who attend.

In addition to the bee-themed exhibitions and sales, the day will be filled with fun and engaging activities for all ages. Bee-related games and crafts will be available, making the event a perfect family day out.

Those attending will get a chance to learn about these insects’ important role in the environment.

The event aims to encourage conversation about the threats bees face, and what individuals and communities can do to help.

World Bee Day is an international initiative aimed at raising awareness of the importance of pollinators, the threats they face, and their contribution to sustainable development.

The Buzzy Bee Day event in Flintshire is part of this global effort to ensure that these tiny creatures continue to play their big role in our ecosystem.

Join the celebrations and buzz on over to Wepre Park on the 20th of May to participate in a day full of fun, learning, and honey.

Healthy Bees Academy

Menter a Busnes is an independent, not for profit company that supports individuals, businesses and organisations in Wales a free Healthy Bees Academy to improve the health and productivity of beehives, aimed at intermediate beekeepers across England and Wales.

The launch will take place during the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society Smallholding and Countryside Festival at Llanelwedd on May 20th.

The Academy consists of four online modules, each requiring three to four hours to complete, with certificates issued upon completion.

Devised by experienced beekeeper Lynfa Davies, the Academy aims to increase beekeepers’ understanding of controlling Varroa, brood pests and diseases, sourcing bees, and self-sufficiency through queen raising.

Funded by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), the initiative supports the Healthy Bees Plan 2030.

The course includes multiple-choice questions to test learning, while content is delivered through written material, diagrams, photos, videos, and downloadable factsheets.

Participants will have the chance to listen to podcasts with scientists working in fields related to bee health and sustainability.

The Academy will be accessible via the Menter a Busnes website and is compatible with computers or mobile phones.

It aims to improve the resilience of bee colonies, which face threats from pests, diseases, and climate change, by enhancing beekeepers’ skills and knowledge.

Taking part in the ‘Healthy Bees Academy’ is free, and registration is via the Menter a Busines website (

Each module will take three to four hours, and the E-learning platform is compatible with computers or mobile phones.


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