Creating a buzz in schools during May- July #getthebuzz

Posted by Katie Sohal | 08/04/2015 | Category: Community

Come and find out about the honeybee at our bee observatory!

Honeybee numbers are in decline globally and one of the ways we can help support our little buzzy friends are to fire up young minds and give children the opportunity to get fun hands on learning!

Here at Central England Co-operative, in partnership with East of England Agricultural Society, Peterborough and District Beekeepers Association, we have launched a new initiative which aims to raise awareness of the honeybee and its importance to our environment and economy whilst supporting the study of minibeasts in the primary school curriculum.


Free workshops are being offered to local primary schools during May- July 2015 at the East of England Showground and College Farm, Aldeby, Norfolk:

• Classroom session with members of Peterborough and District Beekeepers Association
• Children have the chance to dress up in beekeepers clothing and take a look at the specialist equipment they use
• See the honeybees at work in the hives from a purpose built observatory
• Taste the fruit of the bees' labour- lovely delicious local honey!


Our hives will be open every Thursday between 10:00am to 11.30am from May until July, and last an hour and a half- Places are limited so please book before Friday 17th April to avoid disappointment!


To book a session at Peterborough, East of England Showground contact: Sandra Lauridsen T: 01733 363514 or E:

To book a session at College Farm, Aldeby, Norfolk contact: Luke Shepperson T: 07545 925336 or E:

Save our bees'!

Why not let us know what you do to encourage wildlife into your garden or if you have any top tips, tweet us at @mycoopfood using the hashtag #getthebuzz or by posting on our Facebook page, we would love to hear from you!