Winner of DEFRA 'Bees Needs' award 2017 and Wiltshire Life award finalist in the conservation category 2018
What is Bee City?
Doing our bit for bees, has to involve education. There are so many projects that 'help bees' but we want to go a step further and educate to a level where people can go away with the tools and knowledge to make a real difference themselves. Bee City is an exciting long term project to invite the city community to learn about wild bees and get active for them in fun creative ways. We are asking YOU to make this project amazing by doing your bit! After all; what is a wild flower meadow or a bee box if we have no idea how or why it helps? I want to offer the opportunity to really make an impact, as active Bee ambassadors in the city; I hope to enable the community to get a firm understanding of the array of things that can be done to really help. This is a journey where you will discover that bees are even more diverse and wonderful than you could imagine and helping them can be so much fun!
Bee City encourages city residents to get involved in a variety of ways, from requesting our free schools workshop PDF's to holding a bee talk for your local group or community, to making your garden, school, workplace or entire village more bee friendly. Advice is available; just pop in to the garden one Sunday afternoon (see open times) for a chat or ..
To book a talk about Wild Bees or just ask for some ideas, get in touch here.
Wild Bees are captivating & worth looking after, watch this short film to see some in action...
Thank you Team Candiru for allowing us to show this short film. Now skip to some practical Top Tips for helping wild bees.
Why just solitary bees you ask? Click to find out more about why our gaze will not be at honey bees
Thank you for getting involved by holding a talk, workshop, habitat making or planting workshop or writing about our project, to -
The Trussell Trust.
Salisbury International Arts Festival
Salisbury Art Centre
Wiltshire Life Magazine
Salisbury Life Magazine
BBC Wiltshire Radio
Friends of Harnham Slope
First Steps Nursery
Fisherton Mill Gallery
Friends of Victoria Park
Lower Bemerton Open Gardens
Transition Town Salisbury
Downton Green Group
Salisbury City Council
And LOTS of schools who are working on our Bee focused workshops.