Bee’s of Bensham

We are delighted to announce that our project ‘Bee’s of Bensham’, working with artist and beekeeper Barbara Keating, has received Platinum Jubilee funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, celebrating 70 years of The Queen’s reign.

‘Bee’s of Bensham’ will work across Bensham & Saltwell, Gateshead, through creative activities and events, to understand what bees and pollinators live in our community; how we can support them; and the benefit there is to helping increase the bee population in our community and for our natural world. Working with community groups, residents, and young people we will explore what land we have in our community, and how we can utilise it for the benefit of ourselves and the nature that we share it with. This will be done through understanding what plants grow in our community, rethinking land use and exploring how we can create a more sustainable provision for pollinators. The long-term aim is to develop an interest in our natural world in our urban area for the benefit of the community and our local environment and spaces that we as a community can enjoy and build deeper connections and sustainable relationships between bees, plants, land and people.

There wil be a celebratory Jubilee event taking place on the weekend of the Jubilee, 5 June 2022.

To find out more and see how you can be involved, and in the project, keep an eye on our social media and website. You can also email for further information

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