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‘Bees by the sea’ event coming to Hunstanton Town Hall

An intriguing event is being held in a seaside town as visitors are given the chance to learn lots about honey bees.

The West Norfolk Beekeepers' Association's ‘Bees by the Sea’ event is taking place in Hunstanton Town Hall and is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, June 15 and 16.

The family event is free and exhibits will include:

You will be able to find out how honey gets from the hive to your jar
You will be able to find out how honey gets from the hive to your jar

- Live honey bees in observation hives

- Information about both wild and managed bees and the best plants for pollinators

- A walk-in hive experience simulator

- "Hive-to-jar" display, showing how honey is produced

- Beeswax exhibition

- A large screen showing short film clips about the life of bees

- A treasure hunt and colouring table for children

- Honey-themed cafe with light lunches and ‘Sunny Honey’ afternoon tea

The event will take place on both days from 10am-4pm.

Also, the bee association is looking to provide information about the invasive Asian Hornet.

It is a predator to the honey bee as well as many other native insects and appears to have become established in southern England last year.

It has a dark abdomen with a wide orange stripe on the fourth segment, yellow tips to legs, a black head with an orange face, and is thorax black and velvety.

If you see one, take a photo if it is safe to do so and report it via the Asian Hornet watch app or email alertnonnative@ceh.ac.uk

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