SOS for Honey Bees
Bee Friendly video
NFWI-Wales Chair Ann Jones and WI member/beekeeper Mavis Tierney from Glamorgan Federation feature in this video by Cardiff University's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science. The video promotes bee-friendly action in the community and the important role of schools and organisations such as the WI.
Glamorgan Federation held a Back Our Bees event in May 2017 to engage WI members in promoting and developing bee-friendly communities.
Read a report of the event.
Bee Day in Gwynedd Caernarfon
Gwynedd-Caernarfon Federation held an event on 22 April 2017 in Llandudno to promote and celebrate honey bees. There were 3 tables of craft items on a bee theme as well as food items/cakes containing honey. A WI member, who is a beauty therapist, gave free hand massages using honey based products. The Federation also had a 'hunt the bees' competition, a talk from the Conwy Beekeepers and a cookery demonstration.
Bee Aware Action Week
In 2009, WIs across Wales took part in the Bee Aware Action Week from 24 to 30 October to raise awareness in their community about the threat facing the honey bees and what can be done to help.
Llansteffan WI, Sir Gâr-Carmarthenshire federation alerted the public to the decline of the honey bee at the local carnival in August 2009.
Members of Rhayader WI, Powys–Radnor federation entered a float in the local carnival where they dressed as bees to highlight the SOS for Honey Bees Campaign.
Friog Fairbourne & Arthog WI, Gwynedd–Meirionnydd federation organised a stall at the local food fare on 28 October 2009. Members had made honey cakes and macaroons, using the recipes from NFWI's 'Bee Aware' meal planner. Flyers were also handed out to make the public more aware of the problems facing the honey bee and other bees.
Henllan WI instigated a project to make Henllan village in Clwyd Denbigh, the first bee-friendly village in Wales.
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