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Mayor meets busy bees

50+ school children sitting and standing in a group. Mayor holding bee keeper's suit.

There was something of a buzz in the air at St. Andrew’s school earlier this month when the Mayor of Farnham dropped by for a visit.

The children have been learning about the importance of bees and wrote letters to Farnham in Bloom to share what they have discovered. The team was so impressed by the children’s work that some were invited to take part in the 2017 Farnham in Bloom video.

On the day of filming, beekeeper and Mayor of Farnham, Councillor Mike Hodge visited the school to give a talk and to present the children with some bee-friendly plants.

Speaking after the visit, Councillor Mike Hodge said: “I talked to the children about bees and beekeeping and showed them my beekeeper’s suit. I asked them lots of questions to test their knowledge and they asked me lots of questions in return!

“I was really impressed with the children’s knowledge and enthusiasm for bees and how much they care about the environment.”

Wildlife and bees is the theme for this year’s RHS Britain in Bloom. Links to information about how to attract bees and a Wild Bee Action Kit can be found on Farnham Town Council’s website.

Anybody interested in watching the St. Andrew’s children show their letters and talk about bees will be able to view the Farnham in Bloom video in July. The video will be available to view on Farnham Town Council’s Facebook page @Farnhamofficial and will be shown to the South and South East in Bloom and Britain in Bloom judges.

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