Welcome to my Bee Trail general info page, if you cannot find what you are looking for here, use the drop down menu above, for more.
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APP TIP - To see the virtual bee image fully, stand slightly back as you scan the sign with your phone. A bee, some info and a 'badge' to collect, should become visible to you. Move your phone around until you get it right!
MAPS - Can be picked up at Five Rivers Health and Well-being Centre. Maps are kindly sponsored by Camilla Hiley Garden and Landscape Design and Ikando graphic design.
LOCATIONS - can be found here.
HOW TO - There are 14 illustrated signs around Salisbury city, each features a bee or other pollinator with lots of fun facts to learn. Each of them also has the ability to show you the featured bee in AR technology (Augmented reality or AR for short, is like a 'virtual' moving bee). To see the bees in AR you need to have a smart phone and go to one of the above links to download the FREE APP
Of course, you can also look for the 14 bee art boards without the App and do the trail 'phone free'.
TIME LIMIT - The trail is dispersed around the corners of the city and is meant to be done slowly, over time, there is no time limit. I hope you will also take the opportunity to look around at each of the sign locations, taking in the sights of the city. Why not plan to 'collect' one Bee Trail point a week and make a day of it, take a pic-nic, take the bikes, have fun outside in nature as you are enjoying this 'walking workshop' style trail around our beautiful Cathedral city.
BEE INFO - Additional bee info for each of the species in the trail, is linked below.
Go to this page for in depth but more general bee top tips.
This page lists my very favourite plants for bees and other pollinators.
TRAIL POINTS 13 AND 14 - were both created in collaboration with other projects, find out more about our Castle Hill Country Park partnership (trail point 14) and the St Andrews School project (trail point 13) here.
ART WORK - The wonderful bee images were commissioned out to local graphic artist Geri Ford of 'Bluntwood'. If you see any damage to the Bee Trail signs, please get in touch.
GET A BEE TRAIL FOR YOURSELF - To ask about having your very own Bee Trail as a visitor attraction, get in touch!
TALKS - Ask me to do a related talk by going to my contact page.
Want much more bee knowledge? - Click the individual bee names to find out loads more in these fabulous websites.
1. Andrena fulva
6. Some bee science (Identifying pollinators)
12. Colletes hederae
13. Bombus pascuorum
14. Six spot burnet moth (a pollinator wild card, in the trail!)