ENYS Gardens will be buzzing in August with a Bee Fayre in aid of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

The event taking place at the gardens near Penryn over the weekend of August 20-21 from 11am to 5pm will include two days of activities, talks and fun to highlight the plight of the UK's bumblebee

BEE Fayre – Charity Bee Awareness Day

Angela Sherriff, partner at organisers BJ Sherriff said: “Bees are the lifeblood of our beautiful Cornish countryside and, as you can see from the news every day, the plight of the bee affects the natural world on a global scale.

"With the BEE Fayre, we want to highlight the value of bees and beekeeping to people of any age whilst having lots of fun and raising money for four vital bee charities, working here and abroad - the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Bees Abroad, Bees for Development and, on our doorstep, the Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Bee Kind Appeal.”

"At BJ Sherriff we are becoming increasingly concerned about the lack of bees and it would seem that amongst the general public globally the concerns are the same and with this in mind has become the reason behind our organisation of a Charity Bee Awareness Day named the BEE Fayre which stands for Bee Event Enys! With the help of knowledgeable beekeepers who have volunteered to assist on the day we are hopeful that many of the public’s questions can be discussed and answered as well as introducing people to the world of bees."

Throughout the weekend there will be a range of talks, demonstrations and workshops all about bees and beekeeping from experts in the field. The Bee Farmers’ Association will discuss beekeeping as a career, the University of Exeter will be talking about studying bee colony survival, the Bumblebee Conservation Trust will highlight the plight of the bumblebee and the Cornwall Wildlife Trust will show the work being done through Cornwall to preserve bee habitat. There will also be traditional skep making demonstrations by Martin Buckle showing you how to build a beehive. See full list of fascinating talks below.

There will be lots for the family to enjoy. On Sunday from midday, the Screech Owl Sanctuary will host an awe-inspiring demonstration of birds of prey. Over the weekend there will be a creativity area for children to spot the BEE Fayre bee, as well as make a candle to take home and dress up as a beekeeper activity.

There will be the chance to see who were and are beekeepers in Celebrity Beekeepers Showcase past and present. Also, there will be the Bee Safari leaving from the Bumblebee Conservation Trust stall throughout the day so plenty for budding young beekeepers to see.

Cornwall Beekeepers Association has lent a Virtual Hive and Carole Allen; their chairman has offered to open up the hive to show the workings of a bee hive but without live bees being present. Carole will be busy on the day as in normal life she is a commercial honey farmer co-running Nine Maidens Honey, Lanner, which is the home of Nine Maidens Mead and will have a stall where adults will be able to sample the delicious honey mead and buy a bottle to take home.

Stands include BJ Sherriff Beekeeping Clothing and Equipment, Beegifts.com, Cornishbees.com, Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Falmouth University BeeSoc, Bee Craft, Northern Bee Books, Nine Maidens Honey and Mead, Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Neal’s Yard with Honey Cosmetics range, Plant stall run by Anne Pengelly, Bees Abroad (of which Brian Sherriff is Patron). With more stalls being added all the time.

Specially selected food and drink stalls will be available. Annie’s Kitchen Garden Café famous for delicious cake, will be open for sandwiches, cake and refreshments from 11am to 5pm.

BEE Fayre – Charity Bee Awareness Day

Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August 2016, 11am – 5pm.

Enys Gardens, Penryn TR10 9LB

Admission to BEE Fayre – Standard Enys Gardens admission applies.

Adult £5; Child 6 – 16 £2; Senior £4; Student £2; Child under 5 Free.

Dogs on lead welcome. Parking and WC.