OPW promises a 'Buzzing Time' at the Honey Show
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The Office of Public Works (OPW) is delighted to announce that the Annual Phoenix Park Honey Show, in association with the Federation of Irish Bee Keepers Associations (FIBKA) will take place on Sunday, 9 September 2018 from 11am in the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre.
The Honey Show which brings together all aspects of bee keeping and honey making crafts is a FREE fun filled day with family activities and much more which is suitable for young and old. Throughout the day, there will be family activities including face painting, biodiversity walks in the Victorian Walled Garden, stalls showcasing honey products and the food in the Phoenix Park Cafe will have a distinctive honey theme.
The Phoenix Park is the ideal location to explore the ancient craft of bee-keeping and to showcase the end result that we all enjoy. The Park provides an oasis for our pollinators and our wildlife and the OPW is committed to protecting habitats and species. There are over 17 hives spread throughout the Park and these are managed sustainably by the OPW gardeners. The OPW have embraced the need to preserve and promote this craft and have won numerous national and international honey awards.
There will be lectures and tours by OPW gardeners and guides as well as talks by experts including Professor Fergus Kelly, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies and Peter Cuthbert, BSc Agri (Horticulture). The Honey Exhibitions will be open to the public at 11am after the judging of exhibits has been completed.
To interview Meeda Downey, Head Gardener with the Phoenix Park and Secretary to the Honey Show or for further information, please contact OPW Client Services and Communications Unit at 087 947 5552 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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