Carnabee: London’s famous Carnaby Street celebrates Bees’ Needs Week

London’s iconic Carnaby Street is doing its bit to raise awareness of bees and other pollinators, and what can be done to help them thrive.

Carnaby is already home to over 1,000 flower window boxes with pollinating flowers and in addition to this, homes around 30,000 bees in hives across the Carnaby roof tops.

As part of Bees’ Needs Week, which runs until 15 July, Carnaby Street has been transformed in to “Carnabee” including a bee-themed makeover of the iconic Carnaby Street arch, plus an art trail of honey bees around the 14 streets of Carnaby, illustrated by London based artist Lizzie King.

During Bees’ Needs Week, a special pop-up shop, Hive, will be hosting a range of fun educational games, installations and talks in partnership with Defra, alongside charities, universities, businesses and landowners.

Shops, bars and restaurants along the Carnaby area will also be selling up bee-inspired goods and serving up bee-inspired goods.

Bees’ Needs Week at Carnaby Street

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea

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