HUNDREDS of people swarmed to Lacock Abbey near Melksham at the weekend for the annual Bee and Honey show.

Organised by Melksham Beekeepers Association (MBA), the event took place in the National Trust site’s botanic garden on Sunday.

Pat Kelly, from the MBA, said: “I thought it was really good and I’m pretty sure those who came along thought the same.

“It was a nice sunny day and I would say that the number of people coming in was nice and steady and allowed the individual stands time to speak with people.

“We had a range of different stalls such as honey, mead tasting and ceramics and the event wouldn’t have been possible without the help of Joy Riley and Liz Taylor from the MBA.

“We also had a stall with two experienced beekeepers who told people about the life cycles of a bee, how they make honey and what they do in their hives.

“There was also an observation hive with glass at both sides so people could see them and the honeycombs and the queen bee.

“I don’t think it’s too much to say that it’s critical we don’t lose the bee as food is going to be pretty hard to come by if that happens.

“It’s important for children to learn their importance and hopefully to become involved by going to bee groups which are across the country.”