Kingsbury Water Park buzzes in the sunshine!
On a hot, sunny, somewhat breezy day, visitors to Kingsbury Water Park enjoyed a range of fun activities with the theme of bees and their importance in the natural world last Sunday.
Mark Hunt, Ian and Katy Kapsis of the Nuneaton and Atherstone Beekeepers Association brought one of their bee hives along capturing the interest and imagination of visitors to the Old Barn Café. Mark, Ian and Katy spent the day answering questions about bees, explaining their life cycle and how they pollinate vital crops produced by our farmers.
Friends of Kingsbury Water Park provided colourful craft activities including making homes for bees in your garden, badge making, games, quizzes and painted pebbles with distinctly black and yellow markings!
Tame Valley Wetlands led “bug hunts” where participants tried their hand with nets catching and identifying insects. It was a fun packed, educational day, over 250 people of all age groups joined in and went away with something to talk about or show others.
Youngster, James Collard spent his afternoon studying the live bees and discussing all aspects of a bee’s life with the beekeepers. James said “I like bees because they make honey, and I have honey with my hot Ribena.”
For lots more family fun activities near you this summer see www.tamevalleywetlands.co.uk and www.warwickshire.gov.uk/parks.
For more information about beekeeping see the British Beekeepers Association website www.bbka.org.uk.
For more information about the Friends of Kingsbury Water Park see www.friendsofkingsburywaterpark.org.uk.