A number of colourful bees, made by local community groups including U3A’s Knit and Natter and Fairfield WI’s Natty Knitters, can be found adorning the windows of local shops in an event co-ordinated by the Friends of Buxton Station (FoBS).
Dave Carlisle, Chairman of FoBS said: “The Great Buxton Bilberry Bumblebee Hunt (GBBBH) aims to increase awareness of this special little insect, found only in mountainous areas like the Peak District; we are lucky to have them present in and around Buxton and ought to help them survive.
“We hope that our residents and visitors will take part, learn how to spot this special rare bee in the wild and make their gardens more bee-friendly for any that stray into town.”
Green Man Gallery Artist Jo Spencer has some of her beautiful bee mosaics on display in the gallery’s Buxton Festival Fringe exhibition ‘Where We Are Now’. You can also see work in progress images of her very special Bilberry Bumblebee commission from Friends of Buxton Station (FoBS) then head to the station to see the finished mosaic which is now in place. Jo uses the picassiette mosaic technique: her mosaics are made from broken crockery. You can also make your own bee from recycled materials at the Bee Table in the gallery and pick up a Bumblebee Safari leaflet. #picassiette #thegreenmangallery #maidofoldmosaics #bilberrybumblebee #bumblebeesafari
For more information, look on The Friends of Buxton Station Facebook Group.