August 1, 2011 10.19 am This story is over 153 months old

Bee nest workshops get kids buzzing

Insect nests: The Usher Art Gallery will be showing children how to help out creepy crawlies this summer.

The Usher Art gallery will be giving you a reason to bee-line to Lindum Road next week as it hosts bee nest workshops for children.

On August 9, children over five can learn how to make perfect undisturbed nest for bees and other interesting insects.

There will be two workshops. One for five to seven-year-olds at 10am and the second for seven to 11-year-olds at 11.30am. Both run for an hour.

Maggie Warren, Collections Access Assistant, said: “The workshops are the perfect way to keep your kids entertained during the holidays.

“They are led by well-known collaborative artists Chatwin-Martin, who have recently featured in The Charter of The Forest exhibition.

“The artists will demonstrate how simple landscaping with logs, stones and plants can create undisturbed nest sites and shelters for hibernation for a variety of beneficial insects.

“They will also be helping the children to make a large, life-like bee mask, encouraging them be as creative as they can with the materials.”

The bee mask workshop is at 1.30pm for children aged seven upwards. The workshop costs £3 per child, and materials are provided.

Parents can reserve a space by calling The Collection on 01522 550990 and more information of Usher events can be found on The Collection’s website.

Source: Lincolnshire County Council