Canberra’s Capital Region Farmers Market is gathering its worker bees for what will be a buzzing hive of activity to celebrate World Bee Day. Taking place just after the official World Bee Day on 20th May, the Market will celebrate on Saturday 22nd May 2021.

“We all need to contribute to the survival of our glorious bees and the very important role they play in our food supply,” said Capital Region Farmers Market Manager, Sarah Power.

“At the Market most of our stallholders depend on bees and other pollinating insects to survive. And so together we recognise the importance of World Bee Day to raise awareness of the importance of bees and beekeeping to the world.

“Our Market has responded to the initiative started by the Slovenian Embassy since World Bee Day commenced three years ago, and we ask that the Canberra community, and visitors alike, join us for our fun family day to learn and find out more about how we can keep our bees safe,” Sarah continued.

World Bee Day at the Capital Region Farmers Market will offer Market stallholders’ bee-friendly displays and exhibitions, honey and bee themed food created by Market producers a display of hives, native plants, flowers and their growers, local and regional honey producers and information to help educate how people can help contribute to saving our bees.

“We’ll also have lots on offer for families with dress ups for the Best Bee Costume Competition – we welcome visitors to come dressed in their favourite yellow and black – , a colouring in competition where kids can add a bee to the hive, and bee face painting for some extra fun,” Sarah continued.

ABC Canberra will be broadcasting live for their Saturday Morning Show hosted by Adrienne Francis. Broadcasting from 6am, Adrienne will be talking to a number of Market stallholders and bee experts from our ABC Bee Hive.

“The Market really wants to help educate our visitors across all ages and demographics about bees and their vital role as pollinators and to food production,” Sarah continued.  

World Bee Day at the Capital Region Farmers Market will be held Saturday 22nd May, from 7.00am – 11.30am at Exhibition Park in Canberra. For more information visit www.capitalregionfarmersmarket.com.au

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