Yorkshire Times
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2:49 PM 19th May 2021

Bee-rilliant Virtual Event To Celebrate World Bee Day

Dobbies garden centre retailer is marking World Bee Day (20 May) for York customers with a virtual event hosted by natural and organic health and beauty company, Neal’s Yard Remedies.

Following on from the recent launch of their #sustainabledobbies campaign, Dobbies Garden Centres are teaming up with Neal’s Yard Remedies in this virtual event, to share top tips on making York gardens a bee-friendly haven. Bees are one of the most vital elements of the eco-system, but with several species now in decline, it’s more important than ever that these precious pollinators and World Bee Day serves as a timely reminder to celebrate their significance in our daily lives.

The virtual event will start at 7pm on 20 May, and will be hosted by Tipper Lewis, Brand Ambassador for Neal’s Yard Remedies. Tipper will provide attendees with top tips on the best blooms for bees, and share advice on how to maximise a garden’s ‘pollen power’, so that everyone can play their part in creating a sanctuary for bees in their gardens this summer.

Tipper Lewis, Brand Ambassador for Neal’s Yard Remedies, said:
“Bees are hugely vital to so many things in our daily lives, from the food we eat to the flowers in our gardens and even the skincare we use. The team at Neal’s Yard Remedies and I are very excited to share our knowledge, passion and love for bees of all kinds with Dobbies’ York customers, and we hope they’ll enjoy learning more about them as we celebrate World Bee Day.”

Further events have already been announced for the coming weeks, including a virtual event on roses, Britain’s favourite flower, hosted by Dobbies’ Horticulture Director, Marcus Eyles. Advance booking is essential for the virtual events, which are hosted on Microsoft Teams, making it quick and simple for viewers to log on and join in the event from the comfort of their homes.

The sessions are free of charge and exclusively available to Dobbies Club members. For those who aren’t yet members of Dobbies Club, membership is free and signing up is quick and simple, giving access to a variety of benefits, special offers and exclusive events. To sign up visit

To sign up for the Dobbies virtual event with Neals Yard Remedies, visit