Marlow is set to host its first ever Bee Festival next month.

Organised by Wild Marlow, there will be talks and demonstrations by High Wycombe Beekeepers’ Association and guided walks around the park with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.

Other exhibitors will show a range of bee-themed products, including pottery, books and art, and there will be plenty of activities for children and families.

The event takes place on Saturday, June 4 from 10am to 3pm in Higginson Park, adjacent to the community market on The Causeway.

Verity West of Wild Marlow said: “Please come and help us celebrate and support our vital bee population.

“We’re hoping lots of people will visit the festival and learn how we can help attract and support bees in our gardens and green spaces.”

Working alongside with Marlow Town Council, Wild Marlow has been to help support bees and pollinators by encouraging more wildflower areas around the town, bee-friendly grass-cutting regimes and a newly adopted pollination policy.

Wild Marlow is a volunteer group of knowledgeable enthusiasts passionate about wildlife and protecting biodiversity in the Marlow area within the SL7 postcode, including Bisham, Great Marlow, Marlow Bottom and Little Marlow.

The group aims to engage the local community through events, competitions, volunteering and work parties to raise awareness of the importance of a balanced ecosystem.