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A Wild Time in the Kirkstall Abbey Cloisters

On Saturday 7th April Leeds Beekeepers Association joined several other organisations in bringing nature to the city in the cloisters of Kirkstall Abbey at the ‘Nidderdale in the City’ event. LBKA were joined by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Edible Leeds, Upper Nidderdale Moorland Group, Willow weavers, Yorkshire Dales River Trust and various additional natural history associated groups. Other activities on display included a climbing wall, stone sculpture, dry stone walling, felt making, birds of prey handling and wild food foraging - all this with the background entertainment of an invigorating brass band.

Leeds Beekeepers used the cut-away hive and an observation hive to educate the public regarding bees and beekeeping; in addition items of beekeeping equipment were on display and candle-making with beeswax was a major attraction for children alongside the competition of the neighbouring llama trekkers pen and the imitation cow with its milking stool.

The Yorkshire Evening Post were also there to report on the event.

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