Adding a bee drawing at one of our events. Image credit Lindsay Perth.


  • Telling the Bees Performance-Lecture

    The ‘Telling the Bees’ performance-lecture was originally created for the University of Sheffield’s Festival of the Mind in 2016, where it was performed in a spiegaltent in the centre of the city. The event was reprised at the King’s Manor in York for the Being Human Festival of the Humanities in 2017.

  • Sheffield schools visit York

    We had a wonderful day hosting pupils and teachers from Wybourn Community Primary School and Manor Lodge Primary School in York. Children came to see an exhibition of their futuristic designs for bees an beekeepers in York Explore.

  • Hack Camp: Cross_Pollination

    Inventive young digital explorers let their imaginations run riot, blending tech with a bid to save the bees, at this one-day family event in November 2017.

  • Summer Reading Challenge: Bee Detectives

    In the summer of 2017, we had a wonderful couple of days working with York and Acomb Explore to deliver ‘Bee Detective’ themed workshops to a number of enthusiastic aspiring Sherlock Holmes’.

  • Storytime at Tang Hall Library

    On Tuesday 29th August 2017, we displayed our (then) newly constructed Beespoon at a drop in session at Tang Hall Library. We had a large number of inquisitive visitors pop in to try out our activities. Many of them became very determined to fill that Beespoon with honey!

  • Working with Sheffield Primary Schools

    One of the great things about this project is that we have the opportunity and the privilege of working with lots of talented and creative individuals. These included the Year Five Students of Manor Lodge and Wybourn Community Primary Schools in Sheffield, and their enthusiasm was evident in the plethora of brilliant work they created.

  • Bee Stories with Tayside Primary Schools

    In 2015, Telling the Bees went out to three primary schools in Tayside with our partner, the Tay Landscape Partnership.

  • Workshop 3: Testing Designs 2015

    Armed with four prototypes produced by our brilliant designer Liz Edwards, our third workshop was somewhat of a evaluation session: what works, what doesn’t, what could be made better?

  • Workshop 2: Building on the Buzz 2015

    Our second workshop took place in August 2015 and built on the stories and ideas generated in our first workshop. The day kicked off with a quick recap of the four main stories that came out of the previous event, and after a quick woolly interconnected icebreaker (see below!) everyone got down to thinking about new, innovative ways to share information about bees and beekeeping.

  • Workshop 1: Beelore – Exploring our Fascination with Bees (2015)

    Our first workshop in July 2015 explored the world of bees and beekeeping, looking at traditional and current stories and their scientific basis.