Trefeglwys Flower Festival

The BeeHolder, Summer 2012

Over the Diamond Jubilee weekend St.Michael's Church, trefeglwys, held a flower festival entitled "Circle of Life". Jane and Carol were asked to take part and chose to depict hobbies, and naturally enough - beekeeping.

We were given a large corner of the church and decided to create a garden scene, complete with tree and flower borders surrounding a bee skep. We added glass bees, wax candles, wax comb, a basket of fruit, jars of honey and a copper smoker puffing out "smoke". The flowers used were bee friendly and many of them were honey-coloured with complimentary blues and purples.

Flower display

The design was much appreciated by the visitors and created a lot of interest in the subject (see page 11 for a photo).

The festival raised £720 for the local Dial-a-Ride and a further £500 for the church. We should like to thank the Montgomeryshire Beekeepers' Association for their kind sponsorship of our venture and we were very happy to fly the flag for our very special hobby.

Jane Wood and Carol Gough