Chester Grosvenor will be launching the #BEEfriendlyCHESTER campaign will launch on 27th July with a series of family-friendly events to educate shoppers and city visitors on the country’s worrying decline in wild bees. The centre promises to be a hive of activity throughout the summer holidays, with bee-friendly activities every day until 1st September.
Shoppers who visit the Chester Grosvenor are invited to take part in live hive workshops, scuttlebee kids play zone, honeycomb ball pit, bee-friendly reading zone and local bee keepers education demonstrations to learn about the humble honeybee and its remarkable contribution to our environment. Visitors will also be able to help by signing the centre’s #beethechange pledge at www.thegrosvenorcentre.co.uk/whats-on/bee-the-change/ and taking a bag of wild flower seed confetti to plant (available free at the #BEEfriendlyCHESTER information point in the centre).
A specially commissioned giant 6ft bee sculpture by local artist, Faith Bebbington, will be located in the heart of the shopping centre and surrounded by flowers created by local schools Boughton Heath Academy and Barrow Primary and Mill View Primary schools.
Julie Webb, Chester Grosvenor Shopping Centre manager, said of the planned event:
“We’re eager to get ‘buzzy’ raising awareness of the worrying decline in the UK’s wild bee population. We hope the event will be equally fun and educational for visitors to the centre.”
“We’ve got a great range of bee-themed activities planned throughout the summer holidays including a fantastic play area and special guests, including Bees in Our Community and local Haughton Honey producers.
“Our #BEEfriendlyChester event is for all generations. We’re aiming to educate and provide activities for both children and adults, with a pledge for the city to bee- friendly this summer. “