Kehelland Apple Day to have honeybee theme
4:31pm Wednesday 26th September 2012 in News
The Kehelland Trust will be a hive of activity at its Apple Day this year, which will be highlighting the honeybee.
The event, which is held each year, will take place on Saturday, October 13 between 11am and 5pm.
Kehelland Trust, a charity specialising in horticultural day care provision for adults with learning disabilities, will be explaining how there are no fruits without bees and this is both cause for celebration and awareness, raising of the plight of our honeybees.
The West Cornwall Beekeepers Association will be guests, offering talks, demonstrations, DVD showings and interactive displays. There will be the usual sales of honey and bee-related gifts alongside all the other Apple Day regular entertainments.
Events co-ordinator Sally Pyner said the team was “particularly excited” to be adding this new dimension to the 2012 event, which came about thanks to a chance conversation with puppeteer James Richardson from Angel Heart Theatre.
“When James said their next show was entitled ‘Mazymeg and the Honeybees’ and was a story of Dartmoor pixie magic with a message about the plight of the honeybee, it seemed obvious to try to integrate this into our day,” said Sally.
She said the inclusion of the puppet show in the event would not have been possible without FEAST Cornwall and Carn to Cove funding the show.
The puppet show will take place twice throughout the day and the audience will be met on the Apple Day site by puppets, who will lead them in a procession down to the adjacent Chapel Hall for the show by street band ‘The Hornets’ dressed appropriately in black and yellow.
Haylestorm Samba will lead the orchard blessing ceremony, when juice pressed by visitors on site will be taken to the newly planted Cornish Orchard.
Nearly 100 Westcountry apple varieties will be on display and there will be around 50 to taste, with people able to then buy the trees to grow them themselves.
There will be cider tasting and sales, farmers and craft markets, heavy horse rides, man-powered children’s carousel and swing boats, model boats and miniature traction engines.
Refreshments and a bar will be available throughout the day with a café and barbecue run by the Kehelland Village Association.
Entry to the day is just £2 for adults and children are free.