Meet The Wild Bees With Breathing Spaces

Posted on 28 July 2021

Breathing Spaces is delighted to be celebrating National Bee Day on 21st August with the Bees and Seas team! Bees and Seas, a fab local project created by We are Food Pioneers, Friends of Brooklands, and Creative Waves, is hosting a series of FREE family fun activities, shows, talks and stalls at Brooklands Park from Friday 20th August through to Sunday 22nd August and we are leading a walk to Meet the Wild Bees.

Breathing Spaces and Sompting Estate host one of the Bees and Seas log hives at Dankton Lane Barnyard, Sompting, and our walk will be from Brooklands Park to the barnyard on Sat 21st August, leaving promptly at 1pm from near the Cycall project container at the north end of Brooklands Park and returning to the park by 4pm.

The theme of the weekend is building back better for bees: focusing on actions for restoring, supporting and enhancing the role of these pollinators. A colony of wild bees has already moved into the hive high up in a sycamore tree at the barnyard of its own accord. Come and see how the excellent design and siting of the hive (built by Bee Kind Hives) and the abundance of forage plants for bees and other pollinators should help the colony to thrive without intervention from us.

The walk is about 40 minutes each way, up through Sompting to the barnyard on Dankton Lane and returning via Sustainable Sussex at Test Road. Some of the walk is uphill and on uneven ground and the barnyard has minimal facilities – a camping loo, no running water (hand-sanitiser available), makeshift plank/log seats only, little weather cover. We will walk whatever the weather so walkers should dress appropriately. Please bring your own drinks and snacks.

Book your place by emailing [email protected] – numbers will be limited.

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