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Bee Wise Nature Trail
Kilmessan, Co. Meath
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Bee Wise Nature Trail is located in the heart of the Boyne Valley, just outside Kilmessan. It comprises of five acres of young woodland including bee loving trees, shrubs and flowers.

Take a guided tour around the 1.5km path of Bee Wise Nature Trail to learn more about the pollinators, particularly the bees. There is a large variety of flowering and fruiting hedgerows planted to encourage a diversity of wildlife interspersed with areas of wild flowers to attract bees, butterflies and insects.

Take the meandering path through the five acre site where you can read some fun facts about the birds and bees. Take a few minutes out by sitting on one of the many benches to listen to the birds sing and watch the butterflies and bees all around you.

There are different types of habitats built on the trail to show how simple they are to recreate in your own garden. A creeping thyme lawn in the picnic area demonstrates a low maintenance but high pollinator friendly area.

There is a large working observation hive on site to view the fascinating life of the honey bee.

Along the walk there are many hidden gems for the children to discover. This allows them to enjoy nature at their own pace, in a safe environment.

Following the walk, a talk and demonstration is given on the inside of a honeybee hive from empty to full frames. Some frames of honey are placed in a glass spinner to show the process of extraction. A taste of the different seasonal honey is on offer.

Contact details
Crerogue,Kilmessan,Co Meath,Republic of Ireland
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