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11 Aug 2017

National Honey Bee Day

Saturday 19 August is National Honey Bee Day and Loughborough’s Sustainability team is celebrating with competitions for children and adults alike.

National Honey Bee Day is an international day of bee industry awareness, started by the beekeeping community in 2009.

A competition for children of all ages will challenge youngsters to make a 3D 'bee' and submit photos of their creation via social media or email, where the team will select a winning design.

Adults can compete by answering a short question: 'What is the average lifespan of a worker bee in the summer?' A winner will be selected at random from all correct entries.

Entries can be submitted using the following channels:

The prize for each competition is a much-coveted jar of Loughborough Gold honey, produced on campus.

For those interested in honey bees and beekeeping, there is guidance on making your garden more bee-friendly from the British Beekeepers Association. There is also information available on adopting a hive.