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Did you know that bees are responsible for one in three mouthfulls of food that we eat? They may be small but they are vital. The poor weather last Summer saw many hives of bees lost – including those at the Courts Gardens in Holt where I am running school holiday activities for children on Thursdays over the next few weeks.

 We started today with ‘Project Buzz’ all about being a friend to bees.This year, with new occupants, the hives at The Courts are doing well and we aim to keep it that way.  We’ll hunted down some bee friendly plants which will keep them fed all year round, made some wildflower seedballs thanks to  these guys to take home and sow in the Autumn, played a few games and even making beeswax candles.

Next week we’re making things with herbs and helping Hetty Hyssop solve the case of the missing Bouquet Garni. The fun starts at 11am and it’s free to National Trust members. (Normal entry fee applies to non-members.) And if you didn’r make it today and are looking for ways to keep the bees happy, check out this link for information and advice on how to plant a bee-friendly garden.