Orchard Open Day Highlights Importance Of Bees

Community orchard at Trenoweth

Community orchard at Trenoweth

Organisers of Saturday’s open day and picnic at the community orchard at Trenoweth say they’re delighted with the turnout of around 100 people.

Saturday afternoon’s session gave locals and visitors a chance to view the fifty fruit and nut trees in blossom and make use the community space.

Imogen Bone says one of the key messages was highlighting the importance of bees to our ecosystem.

Becky Lock raffled off a cake in the shape of a beehive, Brownies made papier-mâché flowers filled with the seeds from bee-attracting flowers and bee-shaped kites were flown.

Attendees were also asked to roll their thumbs in ink and add a fingerprint ‘bumble bee’ to a picture. Imogen will be submitting it as a piece of collaborative community artwork for her Art Masters Degree course.

Imogen says the community space is now developing well and Transition Scilly say they hope to host similar sessions to celebrate the apple harvest in the autumn and again when the trees are in blossom next year.