Bees are a fundamental building block of the world's ecosystems, so World Bee Day is an important day to mark, even more so with the stress that our natural systems are under these days.
In 2021, the Belgian Embassy bought 5 established beehives and in 2022 has taken the benefits of our bees’ productivity a step further, by using the proceeds of our honey sales to support the “Help on Bee Wings” project that was set up by the Brotherhood of Ukrainian Beekeepers.
Our bees have been struggling to make honey this year, due to the long wet winter and wet spring, so we haven't harvested any honey so that they can store what they produced to get through the next winter. But we nevertheless want to go ahead with our new tradition and organise another .befair.
So on 20 May between 11am and 3pm, bring your friends and family and join us again at the Belgian Embassy for a great day of bee fun. You will be able to visit the Embassy bees in their homes on a guided tour, talk to Maya the Bee, dance like a bee to Maya's new song, make a bee hotel to take home, or a seed bomb to make your garden more appealing to bees. Stroll around the bee market while enjoying live music, grab a sausage sizzle and a Belgian honey beer and take part in the auction to win the beautiful Aboriginal-painted beehive. You might even take home one of the great prizes in the multi-prize raffle. Plenty to do and see for the entire family, knowing your contributions will help support the worthy project of the Ukrainian beekeepers.
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