Young beekeepers a-buzz with excitement at nature club event on Wimbledon Common
Children were a-buzz with excitement at learning how to roll candles, make honey and put a beehive together.
Members of the Wimbledon Common Nature Club, supported by the London Wildlife Trust, hosted the youngsters on the common to learn about the life of a honey bee as part of an activity day.
Beekeeper Alison Pelikan was on hand to give a demonstration before the attendees went to the information centre to roll their own beeswax candles on Sunday, July 6.
Auriel Glanville, nature club leader, said: "We had a wonderful morning with eighteen children eager to learn about honey bees.
"They went away with a beeswax candle and a booklet on how to encourage bees, how to make a home for solitary bees and what wildflowers to grow with nourishing nectar for bees to live on."
Anna Kalckstein, five, with Alison Pelikan holding up part of the bee hive. Photo: Auriel Glanville.
The nature club’s next session, a mini-beast safari, will be on Sunday, August 3, from 10am to 12pm at the information centre on the common.
There is a suggested donation of £2.