Bee Project

Today I visited York to see the nation’s biggest bee-friendly floral display! The weather was fabulous, a great day to visit and a chance to take some lovely flower pics!

Businesses in York have come together to help the local bee population to thrive. Since Summer 2018, York BID has delivered annual floral displays to add vibrancy to the city Centre and surrounding areas. This year the BID is expanding on this project to deliver the nation’s biggest bee-friendly floral display.

Bees are pollinators and therefore crucial to our ecosystem but are sadly in decline. The BID has filled the city Centre with over 200 planters filled exclusively with bee-friendly plants. This is designed to give pollinators ‘rest stops’ so they can travel safely from green space to green space.

The project runs from 10 June- 30 September and covers the city Centre. In addition to the new planters there is also a focus on existing bee-friendly initiatives in the city as well as new ones that businesses have created to support the project. So get yourself down for a visit!