Kids Buzzing Over New Project at Holloway Farm

An Islington farm celebrated improvements and launched a new beekeeping project over Easter weekend.

Children and families explored enhanced easy access pathways and engaged with a new Bees and Pollinators Project at Freightliners City Farm, in Sheringham Road, Holloway, at its annual Family Fun Day on Bank Holiday Monday.

In addition to seeing the farm’s busy bees at work, children were able to dress up as beekeepers, decorate eggs, and have their faces painted.

Volunteers recently completed an intensive three-week improvement project at the farm, aided by funding from Grimple’s Green Grants and the Veolia Environmental Trust.

Liz McAllister, manager of Freightliners, said: “Our fun day is a great time to come and explore our natural areas and discover all the animals we have here, take part in Easter activities, as well as see all the exciting developments we have completed this year.”

The farm’s effort to provide bees with a welcoming natural habitat comes as public awareness of the plight of Britain’s bees is rising.