Creating a buzz with bees at Weir Holiday Park
Last year Weir Holiday Park won an award for being Bee Friendly and now it’s spring, we’ve noticed that the Bees are back! The gentle “buzz buzz” can be heard throughout the day again. The recent change in temperature and longer days have awoken the Queen Bees from their underground hibernation.
The flowers around the park are beginning to hail the advent of summer and the daffodils and crocuses are in full bloom, providing a source of pollen for bees. Over the coming weeks the Queen Bee will lay her eggs and they’ll hatch into adult bees.
We’re keen to support bees at our holiday parks and have created some bee hotels for them to stay in whilst they’re here. Bee hotels are used by the Red Mason Bee – they don’t stay in hives but instead in the tubes of plants. Our hotels are tubes of wood and provide a great alternative for them to stay in. See if you can spot the bee hotels whilst you’re here!
The borders at Weir Holiday Park are planted with flowers and plants that provide pollen and nectar throughout the feeding periods of February through to September. This has the added benefit of attracting other wildlife into the park – from birds through to butterflies. Our gardener, Geoff, won a Gold award from Yorkshire in Bloom last year. If you’re looking for ideas for your garden at home then speak with him about what you can do to encourage bees into your garden too.
If you want to know about our Bee Projects at Weir Holiday Park, just ask and we’ll be more than happy to show you what we do whilst you’re here!