St Davids in Wales has recently been announced as the first ‘Bee Friendly’ city in the country and has launched a themed tourist trail, suitable for school children of all ages.

St Davids Cathedral

The Bee Friendly initiative is a scheme that encourages schools along with communities, to help combat the decline of insect pollinators. 

One of the main elements of the new Bee Friendly status is the St Davids Pollinator Trail, an interactive route trail linking tourism sites across the St Davids Peninsula. 

Each station along the trail will showcase different pollinators alongside their habitat and forage, which can be tied in with Science studies.

According to Sarah Sharpe, project coordinator, the education trail links to Art, Science and Conservation and will inspire visitors to get involve at home and back in the classroom.

The St Davids Pollinator Trail is due to launch this summer.

More about the initiative

The minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport, Lord Elis-Thomas, said: “It’s fantastic news that St Davids has been awarded Bee Friendly status… I’m delighted that we’ve been able to support the Pollinator Trail and I look forward to the launch in the summer. 

“With wildflower habitat, artwork, interactive activities and interpretation, I’m sure it will be popular with visitors and locals and will further enhance Wales’ reputation as an internationally renowned, sustainable wildlife tourism destination.”

Mayor of St Davids, Mike Chant, commented: “I am delighted with our Bee Friendly status and proud of how the community has come together to look after our world-class landscape and wildlife. Special thanks to Dr Beynon’s Bug Farm for coordinating the project.”

School visits to St Davids

Attractions to visit with a school group could include St Davids Cathedral and The Bishops Palace. There are also island boat trips available.

Schools can also get involved in the Bee friendly initiative here.