The Capital Region Farmers Market will be a hive of activity as it celebrates World Bee Day at a special bee themed Market day on Saturday 18th May.

“As a proud sponsor of World Bee Day which takes place on Monday 20th May, the Capital Region Farmers Market invites all visitors the Market for this special day  day focused on honey and the importance of bees to food production,” said Capital Region Farmers Market Director and Rotary spokesperson, John Kenworthy.

“Visitors should buzz down to the Market for a honey breakfast as we’ve got the bees knees of fresh, wholesome produce on offer.

“A big marquee will be set up at the front of the Market with a display of hives, native plants and flowers and their growers, local and regional honey producers, and experts on hand giving advice on what people can do to help save bees by way of the best plants for attracting bees and plant diversity,” John continued.

Bee at the Markets will have both modern and historical beehives on display with beekeepers available to talk to the shoppers, honey tastings and visitors can also enjoy a special honey breakfast in the Slovenian style with bread and apples, along with honey of course. CIT will also be holding a special kitchen demonstration focused on cooking with honey.

To support World Bee Day visitors to the Market can buy a special eco-friendly, reusable, shopping bag available only at the Market on 18th May. The limited run bag features a delightful bee logo and the message – Keep Buzzing. No Buzz. No Food. The bag can be coloured in and customised with crayons supplied, so is a great one for kids too. All funds raised from the sale of bags goes to World Bee Day.

John says the Market’s partnership with World Bee Day is a great one because bees are so very relevant to food growth and production.

“The Market wants to help educate locals, especially a younger audience, about the importance of our buzzing friends,” John said.

Bee at the Market will take place at the Capital Region Farmers Market on Saturday 18th May 2019, 7.30am -11.30am. A free mini shuttle bus will be running continuously between the new Canberra Metro Light Rail Network station at Exhibition Park’s Flemington Road Gate and the Market during Market Hours. It’s a great chance to catch the free light rail and visit the Market. For more information visit www.capitalregionfarmersmarket.com.au

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