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What’s the ‘buzz’ in Arundel this weekend?

Saturday 20 August will see a hive of bee-themed activities organised by Arundel Town Council and a presentation by the Bee Friendly Trust of the town’s recently awarded ‘Bee Friendly Town’ status. 

Based in the award-winning Pollinators Garden on Mill Road, The Arundel Bee Project will have a stand with an observation hive, displays and information about bees and pollinators. Bee-themed activities between 9am and 4pm include: 

  • circus activities 
  • face painting 
  • children’s colouring/craft table 
  • storytelling 

In the morning, Arundel Farmers Market’s classic black stalls will be adorned with yellow bunting and volunteers in bee attire will be handing out wildflower seeds and Bee Friendly Town stickers.  

The Arundel Bee Project founder Nick Field, with Martin Duncan, Head Gardener at Arundel Castle, his team and local residents

Around the town, there will be a children’s Bee Activity Trail to follow, available from the Arundel Bee Project stall on the day, and from Arundel Museum and Arundel Town Hall for the duration of the Arundel Festival of the Arts (19-29 August) during normal opening hours. 

The award will be officially presented at 2pm by Dr Luke Dixon of the Bee Friendly Trust. It will be a fantastic time to celebrate the achievements of Nick Field, founder of the Arundel Bee Project and Martin Duncan, Head Gardener at Arundel Castle and his team, who created this beautiful wildflower haven in the town for all to enjoy.

Bee-themed storytelling sessions with Chris North round off the afternoon. 

Amid the ‘buzz’ of the Arundel Festival of the Arts, we’re delighted to ‘bee’ able to offer residents and visitors this day of celebration and raise awareness of the importance of bees and other pollinators in our planet’s ecosystem.