Wild Life Drawing: Bees

Wild Life Drawing: Bees

29th Jul 2018 12:30pm - 2pm

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£25.00 + £1.50 handling

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Event Details

This summer we are celebrating arguably our favourite of all insects – the humble hardworking bee. Bees are incredible; they don't just provide us with honey but are responsible for much of the fruits and vegetables we eat, as they are perfect pollinators, essential for all flowering plants and crops. Wild Life Drawing has teamed up with local urban beekeepers Pearly Queen Honey for a unique drawing class and honey tasting experience designed to educate attendees all about bees and their conservation. We will be drawing live honeybees that have built up their honey comb structures into glass cloches so we can observe and draw them in their natural environment. The team at Pearly Queen Honey will be teaching us all about how bees make honey, the hierarchy of the hives and have a variety of their local honeys to taste. 

Bee populations across the UK and Europe are in serious decline due changes in land use, habitat loss, pesticides and pollution amongst other factors. Since 1900, we have lost 13 species of bee and a further 35 are considered under threat of extinction. None are protected by law. We will use this drawing class to educate attendees about the importance of bees, what we can do to help and how to plant a bee-friendly garden or window box. 10% of each ticket sold will be donated to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.

All drawing materials are supplied, including paper and drawing boards, but please feel free to bring colours or any other specific media you might like to use. We'll start with some fun drawing exercises and plenty of practical tips to get everyone started, and creative guidance will be on hand all the way through the session. The aim of these drawing classes is to inspire a sense of appreciation and understanding for the animals and their conservation in the wider world.

Wild Life Drawing is working with the finest animal handlers, sanctuaries and organisations to put on these events. All the animals that attend the sessions are well used to humans and different environments and are always accompanied by experienced handlers, their welfare is our highest priority. 

Tickets are non-refundable but can be transferable to another name. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with Jennie on: info@wildlifedrawing.co.uk