Track London's Urban Bees This Summer

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 20 months ago
Track London's Urban Bees This Summer
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As you whiz around the King's Cross area, in a rush to catch a train or on the way out for dinner, you might never have noticed the prevalence of bees.

A new trail through King's Cross is being launched to raise awareness of the food and shelter that the bees need to thrive in the area.

Anyone can download the free Bee Trail app and follow the route around the King's Cross area. A launch event takes place this Sunday (5 June) but the trail is available all summer, suitable for all ages.

Created by bee experts The Honey Club, the app gives information about bees. Each of the seven stops along the trail has an activity to take part in, plus you'll be asked to count the bees you see to help monitor the numbers of fuzzy fliers.

It's recommended you allow 45 minutes to an hour to complete the trail, but as it's self-guided, you can go entirely at your own pace.  

The BeeTrail app will be available to download for iPhone or Android phones from 5 June-4 September.

Last Updated 03 June 2016