Bee Curious at Oxford Island

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Did you know that without bees and other pollinating insects we wouldn’t have many of the fruit and vegetables we take for granted – we wouldn’t even have coffee or chocolate! For more fascinating facts and hands-on experience of these amazing creatures do not miss out on the ever popular annual ‘Bee Curious’ event at Oxford Island!

Organised by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, Bee Curious will take place on Saturday 11th June from 11am to 4pm.

This free family day out offers an exciting insight into the magical world of pollinating insects, including honey and bumblebees, hoverflies, butterflies and moths and celebrates the importance of these creatures to local food producers.

Local beekeepers will have a live demonstration hive where you can see bees working at first hand, learn all about bee keeping and check out the equipment used, how to make your garden friendly for these pollinators as well as having the opportunity to buy wax products including delicious honey and luxurious cosmetics!

As well as learning about buzzing bees and other pollinators local celebrity chef Jenny Bristow will be on hand carrying out scrumptious cooking demos giving you top tips on how to use ingredients produced by pollinators in your own recipes – with some tasty morsels to sample!

Add in arts and crafts activities, face painting, a walk-a-bout bee, flower arranging workshops, quizzes, willow weaving, stalls selling locally produced chutneys, oils and chocolates, plus a range of conservation groups showing you how to look after and conserve our perfect pollinators, Bee Curious is an event not to be missed!

Guided walks on the day must be booked. For further information please contact the Lough Neagh Discovery Centre on 028 3832 2205.