Carnaby buzzes into action for Bees' Needs Week
From 9-15 July, Carnaby, the world-famous shopping destination, will host Bees’ Needs Week - a week-long celebration event in honour of the nation's pollinating heroes.
Carnaby boasts 14 streets with over 1,000 flower window boxes, and more than 30,000 bees living across the bee hives on the Carnaby roof tops.
Carnaby Street, aptly renamed 'Carnabee Street' for the event, will be transformed into a hive of activity in support of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) annual campaign to raise awareness of our national bees, and what we can do to help them thrive.
The iconic Carnaby Street Arch will be decorated in a bee-theme, and a popup 'Hive', with educational and engaging games, installations and talks in partnership with Defra, will be present for the duration of the week. A bumblearium will also be in the window of the 'Hive', allowing visitors to witness the bees as they go about their daily lives.
In addition to visiting the 'Hive', visitors will be invited to follow an art trail around Carnaby's streets - with illustrated bees designed by London based artist, Lizzie King. For those food fanatics, Carnaby's Kingly Court will also host sustainable honey infused cocktails and dessert at Le Bab; in addition to honeycomb doughnuts at Bread Ahead, and black and yellow striped honey bounty bars at So Pure Cafe.
Carnaby is a buzzing place to be, and even more so during Bees' Needs Week. Head down and support the campaign to raise awareness of our pollinators and their essential role to our environment.
Monday 9th July-Sunday 15th July