Mid & East Antrim Buzzing with launch of Bee-licious initiative

Councillor Audrey Wales, MBE, the Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough has officially launched the ‘Bee-licious’ programme, which is generously funded by the National Lottery, through the Heritage Lottery Fund’s ‘Our Heritage Programme’ and has resulted in Mid and East Antrim working with seven other Councils across Northern Ireland to raise awareness on our important pollinator species.

Our pollinators, which include bees, butterfly and beetles, are in decline so the aim is to improve habitats for them across the country and to increase awareness of pollinator species and their key role within the ecology.

The Bee-licious project will run until April 2019 to focus on restoring nectar rich habitats by running training workshops and themed events to engage participants.

To find out more about how to get the Borough really buzzing, everyone is invited to any of the three events, in venues in Ballymena, Carrickfergus and near Larne.

BEE-LICIOUS – BIG BEE BANK Saturday 22 April, 11am-1pm
Through Bee-licious we are raising awareness on pollinator species and helping restore and create habitats. Help build a Big Bee Bank at Ecos.
Ecos Park, Kernohans Lane, Broughshane Road, Ballymena BT43 7QA

BEE-LICIOUS – BIG BEE HOTEL Saturday 13 May, 10am – 1pm
Through Bee-licious we are raising awareness on our pollinator species and helping to restore and create habitats for them. Help us build a Big Bee Hotel at Bashfordsland Wood. Bashfordsland Wood & Oakfield Glen,
Red Fort Park, Off Marshallstown Road, Carrickfergus BT38 9TH

BEE-LICIOUS – BIG BEE HOTEL Saturday 27 May, 10am – 1pm
Through Bee-licious we are raising awareness on our pollinator species and helping to restore and create habitats for them. Help us build a Big Bee Hotel at this fun, family event. Meeting at the visitor centre.
Carnfunnock Country Park, Larne Coast Rd, Ballygalley, Larne BT40 2QZ