Wednesday 1st June 2022

We create a buzz for Wantage pupils on World Bee Day

We marked World Bee Day by bringing a fun session of local honey tasting and seed bomb making to Wantage school children.

Ridgeway Bees and school children doing a bee related activity

Highlighting the importance of pollinators

We partnered with Ridgeway Bees for a morning of activities at Wantage Primary Academy on Friday 20th May 2022. We sought the help of the local family beekeeping business to raise awareness of the importance of pollinators.

Ridgeway Bees ran a two-hour session for the children, teaching them about their work and the need to protect bees and other pollinators. The children were able to taste honey made in Wantage, and then got to make seed bombs filled with pollinator-friendly flowers to sow in their gardens.
Taylor Wimpey representative and school children doing a bee related activity
We also gave a presentation about how our developments are designed to protect wildlife and encourage pollinators.

Danielle Heard, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Oxfordshire, said: “At Taylor Wimpey, we’re committed to creating space on our developments for nature to thrive. 

“We install features like bird boxes and hedgehog highways, but we also need to make space for smaller creatures like bees and butterflies, which is why we plant wildflowers and install bee bricks.

“It was lovely to visit Wantage Primary Academy on World Bee Day and work with Ridgeway Bees to teach the children about the importance of pollinators.”

Amy Belcher, from Ridgeway Bees, said: “It was great to visit Wantage Primary Academy and I’m thankful to Taylor Wimpey for making this possible.”

“Education is a key driver for Ridgeway Bees so this opportunity aligned perfectly with our 2022 plans. We offer our bee-related workshops to all primary schools across Oxfordshire and I’d welcome any enquiries.”