A rural restaurant will be hosting a free family event highlighting the importance of bees this weekend.

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The Wild Honey Festival will be held at the Gunton Arms on Cromer Road, Thorpe Market, on Saturday April 26 between 1-10pm.

Attractions and activities will include a bee treasure hunt, a live bee viewing from a local beekeeper, willow lantern making, and a musical performance especially for children.

Entertainment will be provided by Gypsy Jazz, a Charlie Chaplin inspired cabaret show, a fire hoop sundowner show and headlining act Solana.

For more information call 01263 832010 or visit www.theguntonarms.co.uk/wildhoney_festival.php.

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  • Stricter regulation of commercial bee keeping and inspection of amateur beekeepers procedures might be something they could be promoting at this event-and the desirability of rescuing the native English honey bee from extinction because of bee keepers keeping foreign strains. How many bees naturally would see their swarms moved hundreds of miles to heather moors or orchards so they have to geo orient themselves afresh more than once a year? Or see their natural stored food supply completely replaced by a supplement? Or diseases introduced because of poor hygiene management by amateur keepers ?.The large scale consumption of honey and commercial beekeeping to serve it may have done as much to harm bees as neonicotinoids

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    Daisy Roots

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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