August 2021 Wednesday August 4th 6.00pm onwards – To celebrate our wider freedom we’d like to invite you and your family to join us for a social get together on Wednesday 4 August at 6pm. We will be meeting at Whitefield Moor car park off Rhinefield Road, just outside Brockenhurst. You, your family (including children) and well behaved dogs are all invited. Bring your own picnic, chairs, rugs etc.This will be a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new friends and just see everyone face-to-face. In addition, we hope to organise some fun activities for the children.We plan to arrive slightly earlier so keep a look out for us and we will stay relatively close to the car park. Please check your emails and/or our Facebook page on the day in case we have to cancel it due to bad weather.We look forward to seeing you at Whitefield Moor. Saturday 21st August 21st 1.30pm – Bee Fayre Celebration. Wootton St Lawrence Church and Meadows, RG23 8PE. A wonderful family day out on National Honeybee Day. the fayre starts at 1.30 with an educational workshop at 3pm and Beekeepers blessing at 5pm. Meet the BeekeepersLearn about the Honey, Bumblebee, Solitary Bee storiesLearn about the importance of our environment to sustain beesTaste the honey, smell the beeswax, and sample honey skincare productsListen to our expert panel tell the whole bee story inside Wootton church at 3pmLearn about Charles Butler, Pastor Wootton Church -The Father of English BeekeepingFind out what you can do to make a Green difference; Watch and take part in demonstrations and activitiesVisit the stands and engage with wildlife, environmental and bee expertsMake a bee friendly gardenSee inside a working beehiveDemonstrations of traditional straw skeps and modern hivesFace painting and wildlife challenges for childrenWildflower arranging And don’t forget to purchase your tickets for the superb Honeybee Prize Raffle Saturday 21st August 21st 12-4.00pm – New Forest Bee Fayre. New Milton Recreation Ground, Whitefield Road, New Milton BH25 6DF Come along to the New Forest Bee Fayre and learn all about the fascinating world of bees and pollinators. Discover how you can help wildlife in your gardenHoney and other local produce on saleBring a picnic At 2.30pm there will be a fancy dress competition for ‘child best dressed as a bee or other pollinator’ and all participants will get a prize. There will be many stalls by local conservation groups as well as stalls selling products such as honey, honey cake, bee hotels/insect boxes, bird boxes, bird food, bee friendly plants and flowers etc.