Two children admiring the hive that was on display in Crowleys Opticians on Friday, May 20. Pic Supplied
A store in Newbridge hosted some unique special guests on Friday last to coincide with World Bee Day 2022.
Crowleys Opticians welcomed a hive of bees to its store.
The hive was generously provided by the North Kildare Beekeeping Association (NKBA).
The visit was a very fitting one, as the optician’s manager, Grainne Maguire, is a very keen beekeeper, while Crowleys itself has incorporated it’s own bee motif, with frames in honeycomb displays, and a big beehive wall painting in our children’s area.
Store Manager Grainne Maguire
Commenting on the celebrations, Grainne said: "It’s a great way to get kids interested in these fascinating and complex insects: the kids were able to watch them working in the hive through a glass window, so it was perfectly safe.
She added: "We’re very keen to support the beekeepers as biodiversity is increasingly something that is on all of our minds."
Irwin Bannon from the NKBA added: "It’s great to have local businesses such as Crowleys being so supportive of our work; to make the people of Kildare aware of the importance of bees to our lives: they don't just collect honey, their role as pollinators is vital to our future wellbeing."
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