23 June 2019
Bloom! Festival, Dean’s Park, York
We joined the Bloom! Festival in Dean’s Park in the shadow of York Minster to exhibit the Wherever The Wings Take Us documentary photography of our bees by Jim Poyner, and also to invite people to take part in making paper flowers for The Bee Spoon (pictured above). The Bee Spoon is part of a project by Dr Debbie Maxwell, University of York and highlights just how much work goes into your jar of honey.
Did you know that one worker bee will make a twelfth of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime?
If you made a flower you got to press the button on the Bee Spoon machine, with enough flowers made it released a drop of honey to fill a specially made silver bee spoon (made to a twelfth of a teaspoon size).