Video: Bees Festival draws crowds to Towneley

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It was a bee-eautiful day for crowds of fun-seekers at a “buzzing” midsummer music and arts festival in Burnley.

The “Give Bees a Chance” saw the Offshoots Permaculture Project become a hive of activity as hundreds of visitors flocked to join in the fun.

Live bands and a DJ entertained festival-goers among the plants and flowers of the picturesque walled garden in Towneley Park.

There was music and comedy on the bowling green and families tucked into barbecue food as the sun shone at the award-winning garden and beauty spot. Children got the chance to take part in fun, games and bee-related activities and beekeeping workshops were held at Offshoots to learn about the endangered British Black Bee and Offshoots’ attempts to save it from extinction in the country.

Visitor numbers have doubled since last year and organisers are already planning to make the popular festival even bigger and better for 2015.

The day helped raise money to provide free bee-keeping courses for people in the town.




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