Bee Pollination Festival returns to Bristol this weekend

Bee Pollination Festival returns to Bristol this weekend

Posted on: 26 Aug 2022

Explore the impact of one of nature's most fascinating insects.


Bristol’s annual Bee and Pollination Festival return this bank holiday weekend, shining a light on the vital role pollinators play in local and global ecosystems.


From Saturday 27 August at 10:00 until Sunday 28 August at 17:00, experts and demonstrators will host an engaging and enlightening programme of events at the University of Bristol’s Botanical Garden.


Tickets are available on the door or online via this event's webpage. More information can be found using the same link.



This August Bank Holiday (Saturday 27 and Sunday 28), the University of Bristol’s Botanic Garden will welcome an array of experts and punters at the city’s annual Bee and Pollination Festival.


The event offers attendees the chance to learn more about the vital role pollinators play in our lives, see demonstrations, exhibits, and talks, buy honey and see the Botanic Garden in all its September splendour.


Many acclaimed academics will be in attendance, including Dr Rowena Jenkins (Sunday 28, 14:00) from the University of Cardiff, who will reveal the amazing benefits of Manuka honey and its use in surgery.


Other speakers will examine how conserving bees can benefit some of the world’ poorest communities, discuss the behaviour and threat of the Asian Hornet, and chart the evolution of dragonflies.


Poetry group the IsamBards will be offering walks around the site, whilst Chris Park, a renowned skep maker and storyteller, will lead a workshop.


Tickets for those aged 18 and under are free of charge. Adult tickets cost £9 if booked in advance, and £11 if purchased on the door. More information about this event is available here.

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