The Bee Trail: An app-led walking tour in pursuit of bees in their King’s Cross habitats

Want to learn about bees while exploring some of their new-found habitats in central London? Then check out The Bee Trail, an app-led, interactive walking tour of King’s Cross.

The Bee Trail app journeys through one of London’s newest areas where you can see the new forage and habitats that have been created especially.

The app, developed by The Honey Club, teaches about bees and their importance, while giving participants information on how to help bees flourish.

Anyone can follow the trail, track the bees, and discover hidden worlds at the heart of one of the busiest parts of London.

There are seven stops along the trail, each marked with a beacon that unlocks a new part of the trail and, with it, a new activity. As participants go from one stop to the next, they’re asked to take part in some citizen science by counting the bees they spot at different locations.

Each completed count unlocks vouchers to some of the area’s eateries including Dishoom, Grain Store, The Greek Larder and The Skip Garden Kitchen.

The regeneration of London’s King’s Cross is one of the city’s newest developments, and with Regent’s canal running through it, and Camley Street Natural Park and The Skip Garden among its treasures, the area also happens to be one of the most wildlife and nature-friendly in central London.

The Bee Trail is on over the summer from 9 July to 10 September 2018. The app, which is available for iPhone and Android, is free to download from the App Store and Google Play.

The Bee Trail is the brainchild of The Honey Club – a partnership from Global Generation, Urban Bees and Wolff Olins.

The Honey Club has a simple mission: to evolve and expand a network of bee caring communities in urban spaces through bee-themed events and bee-keeping training.

Since 2011, designers, technologists, community activists, young people, journalists, beekeepers and gardeners have brought their creativity to take on a big, sticky problem: the lack of nectar and pollen from blooming plants for bees to forage in urban environments like The Honey Club’s home in King’s Cross.

The Bee Trail

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

 

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