Bring the kids to this adorable free family Bumblebee Hunt in a lush garden
Saving the bees is critical for their future.
Now your kids can get a better understanding of these fuzzy critters and their importance to the environment at a fun family event at Fota House Arboretum & Gardens.
The Irish Bee Conservation Project is celebrating World Bee Day at Fota on Saturday, May 20th, 2023 with a seminar featuring renowned speakers for the grown-ups, followed by a family Bumblebee Hunt on the Pollinator Trail.
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The Seminar will start at 11am and will feature presentations from distinguished experts in the field of bee conservation including Julia Jones, an associate professor in ecology at University College Dublin; Mike Walsh, an agricultural scientist from SETU; Michael Kelly, founder of GIY, Grow It Yourself; and John Breen, a former professor at the University of Limerick.
The presentations will cover a range of topics related to bee conservation, including the importance of pollinators to our ecosystem, the impact of pesticides on bee populations, and strategies for protecting and supporting bee populations.
Later a Bumblebee Hunt will begin on the Pollinator Trail at 2pm. Bumble, the IBCP bee mascot, will be there to meet and greet families, and face painting will be available on the trail.
The Bumblebee Hunt is free and open to all. The cost of attending the seminar is €20 and you can register here.