BEEFEST SATURDAY 29TH JUNE 2019 – 12pm-4pm
A brand new festival happening in Poundbury, Dorset this summer.
BeeFest is the first festival of its kind, celebrating all that’s great about the humble bumble.
Taking place on Saturday 29th June on Poundbury’s Great Field, BeeFest will be buzzing with some of the South West’s best food, drink and products inspired by our favourite hive-dweller.
The aim of this event is to raise awareness about Bee’s and for the family to have a great afternoon out. This is a free event for the family. Why not bring a picnic or enjoy the Burger or Hotdog from the Bee BBQ!
We are all familiar with the current plight of the British bee; with bee numbers taking a significant hit in recent years it is critical that we take up the cause to ensure that bees can continue to play their crucial role in our ecosystem.
In simple terms: 97% of bee-friendly wildflower meadows have been lost since the 1930s, and it is estimated that it would cost UK farmers alone a whopping £1.8billion to pollinate their crops without bees.
HRH the Duke of Cornwall has long since been an advocate of the British bee and is delighted that this exciting event is to be held in the Duchy of Cornwall development of Poundbury. Prince Charles is already working hard to champion our buzzy friends, with the Clarence House bees producing over 40lbs of honey a year.
After His Royal Highness recently received a birthday gift of three personalised hives, the Highgrove estate is also doing its bit to provide new habitat for our native bees.
With The Duchy of Cornwall’s newest development, Nansledan in Cornwall, His Royal Highness has undertaken to set his commitment to bee conservation in stone – literally! – investing thousands of pounds installing ‘bee bricks’ into many of the newly built homes.
So as you can see, BeeFest could not come at a better time.