There's a buzz around Plas Newydd's first ever bee week

Over the past year Plas Newydd has successfully welcomed hives full of native honeybees into the gardens with the help of local beekeeper and National Trust tenant Katie Hayward. Now, to celebrate, Plas Newydd will be holding their first ever Bee Week.

Between 8 and 14 July,  visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about these wonderful and essential insects though bee talks with Katie and her team, learn how to make bee food for their own gardens at home and glimpse inside the wonderful world of bees in a specially designed glass hive.

As well as learning more about the life of bees, visitors can also visit the newly opened Coronation Meadow. 

Once a rugby pitch, this five acre meadow was allowed to grow wild and is now a wealth of grasses and flowers.

The wildflower meadow is a haven for wildlife
Rare orchids grow in the hay meadow
The wildflower meadow is a haven for wildlife

The meadow is alive with butterflies, burnet moths and bees during the summer months and is an important space for other wildlife like birds, providing both feed and nesting sites for species such as the skylark.

The garden team at Plas Newydd have carefully mown a path so visitors can experience one of Britain’s best hay meadows and the only place on Anglesey you can find the greater butterfly orchid.

Plas Newydd Bee week runs from the 8 – 14 July 2017 (11am-3.30pm) and includes a special Bees and Pollinators garden walk on Wednesday 12 Jul at 2pm.

All activities are included in the price of entry.