Bees brought a real buzz to Uckfield High Street yesterday (August 30) afternoon.
Members of the town’s bee club were outside the Southern Co-operative Funeralcare premises with a totally enclosed bee hive demonstration for visitors to see.
Local honey was for sale along with a raffle and children’s lucky dip.
Also on show was a new hive bought with a £400 community grant from the Funeralcare branch.
The bee group is an offshoot of the town’s allotment society and has been running for about two years.
Jan Pink, funeral co-ordinator, said they liked to work with the community.
“Bees are such an important part of everyday life and we wanted to hold an event to celebrate our busy little friends,” she said.
David Davies, Treasurer of Uckfield Allotment Bee Club, said: “By bringing the concept of bee keeping and its benefits to the public, local schools and businesses attention, we hope that this will make people interested to learn more about keeping bees.
“We are committed in encouraging insects and wildlife to move into the area and take up permanent residence to establish a healthy eco system for the long term good of the environment.”
To find out more, contact The Co-operative Funeralcare in Uckfield on 01825 764125 or via email UckfieldFuneral@southerncoops.co.uk.
To find out more about Southern Co-op’s commitment to making a difference, visit www.thesouthernco-operative.co.uk/makingadifference/.