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Learn about the importance of bees at Bewdley museum
Honeybee
Local beekeepers will be on hand to answer questions

An observation hive is the centrepiece of two special days dedicated to bees and beekeeping at Bewdley museum, on Sunday, 30 and Monday, 31 May.

Local beekeepers will be at the event, and are bringing the special hive, which allows people to look at a colony of bees at work.

A permanent display is being created in the museum's herb garden, to give an insight into the habits, lifestyle and importance of bees.

The event runs from 1000-1600 BST.

Work on a bee hive
Dave Darby installing an traditional straw skep in the bee bowl

Ruth Finney, Museum Development Officer said: "Visitors will also be able to see an award winning observation hive, find out how to make a bee friendly garden, taste different types of honey and see how herbs are used to create aromatic waters.

"Between 1200 and 1530 BST children can enjoy making pottery hives, colourful bees and butterflies to take home."

The Kidderminster Bee Keepers Association are giving two talks in the museum's education room: Honey and it's uses, Sunday, 30 May 1430 BST, with Pam Collier and, on Monday, 31 May 1430 BST, The beekeeping year, with David Mills.

Admission to each talk costs £3 on the door.





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