Lacock event will be a hive of activity

This Is Wiltshire: Pete Colegate of Melksham Bee Keepers Association at a hive at a previous year's event at Lacock Pete Colegate of Melksham Bee Keepers Association at a hive at a previous year's event at Lacock

The extremely popular Bee and Honey Day, organised by the Melksham Bee Keeper’s Association, will return to Lacock Abbey on Sunday, August 12.

The event offers a quintessentially English day out. Based in the Botanic Garden, with its seasonal flower borders, there is something of interest for all the family.

Children can enjoy some bee-themed make and take activities, have a go at rolling a candle from beeswax sheets or enjoy a chat with ‘Dr Drone’ and find out some fascinating facts about these important insects.

Adults can browse the small selection of crafts, books and plants on sale and admire the extensive display of bee keeping equipment and information that has been specially put together by members of one of Melksham’s largest societies.

A highlight of the day is trying some of the locally produced honey and honey related products.

Sue Carter, Head Gardener at the National Trust venue said: "This is a lovely, relaxing event which we enjoy hosting each year. The enthusiasm of the bee-keepers shines through. They also provide a very tasty barbeque and sell many cups of tea and coffee and some very scrummy homemade cakes."

Normal admission fees apply for entry to the grounds and cloisters.

For most of August the National Trust has a kids go free promotion, see www.nationaltrust.org.uk to download the voucher.

For further information, call 01249 730727 or go online to www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lacock.

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