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Bees’ Needs Week 2019

Buzzing with action, Bees’ Needs Week will return from the 8th to the 14th July 2019 with special opening from Lord Gardiner.

In support of the annual Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) campaign to raise awareness of the nation’s bees and other pollinators in the 2019 Year of Green Action, Bees’ Needs Week will be returning to Carnaby from Monday 8th July to Sunday 14th July 2019.

Carnaby is not only a shopping destination but also a haven for bees, with over 850 flower window boxes, planters and hanging baskets across the destination’s 14 streets and over 160,000 bees living across bee hives on Carnaby’s roof tops. Newburgh Street, the home of the Bees’ Needs Week ‘Hive’, is also celebrated as 100% pollinator friendly.

The renowned shopping destination, recently hailed for its increased measures to becoming more environmentally friendly, will be renamed ‘Carnabee Street’, with a captivating bee-themed takeover of the iconic Carnaby Street arch. Further activities will include:


Education and Awareness

  • The unique pop-up Hive at 3 Newburgh Street - bee-enthusiasts and conservationists can learn more about how to support our helpful polliantors

  • The live bumblearium - from the University of Reading

  • The observation bumblee colony - from the University of East Anglia

  • Virtual reality beehive experiences - from Kew Gardens

An array of educational games, honey tasting and microscopes to ‘meet the bees’ will also be available as well as seed sowing demonstrations.

Carnaby’s Shops and Restaurants

During the week, bee-lovers can also enjoy exclusive bee-themed activity and promotions across Carnaby shops and restaurants:

  • Special offers on Joy Everley Fine Jewellers’ bee collection, with 10% of sales donated to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.

  • Whyte & Brown will be serving ‘Honey 75’ cocktails.

  • The Rum Kitchen have created a special honey-based cocktail ‘Sweet Ting’, with £1 from each cocktail going to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.

For further information, visit Carnaby.co.uk


Event Details

Monday 8th-Sunday 14th July 2019


Carnaby Street

Bee hives
850+ flower window boxes
Planters, Hanging Baskets

Quick Fact:
Globally, almost 90% of wild flowering plant species depend on the transfer of pollen by bees and other animals.