Bee Hotel creates a buzz in March

Bee Hotel launched by facet and Sainsburys. Students from Facet with the Mayor of March Rob Skouldi

Bee Hotel launched by facet and Sainsburys. Students from Facet with the Mayor of March Rob Skoulding and Michelle Connolly Sainsbury's PR ambassador. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Busy bee students were out in force at the side of Sainsbury’s in March to plant a wildlife haven in March town centre.

Bee Hotel launched by facet and Sainsburys.Facet student with some of the plants for sale Picture:

Bee Hotel launched by facet and Sainsburys.Facet student with some of the plants for sale Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

As part of the store’s be kind to the environment campaign they teamed up with students from Facet to plant a Bee Hotel - an area rich with shrubs, bedding plants and hanging baskets.

Facet manager Kris Harrold said about 18 students helped create the new garden area using plants they have grown at the Marwick Centre garden.

He said: “Once the plants have started to set in and bloom it is going to look great. The students have worked really hard to create a permanent garden area here for people to enjoy.

“Many people don’t realise we grow plants for sale and we are now open to the public six days a week on weekdays from 9.30 to 3.30 and on Saturdays from 9 to 12. I hope people see how good this area looks and are encouraged to come along and pay us a visit to look at what we have for sale in the garden area and workshop.”

Bee Hotel launched by facet and Sainsburys. Left: Lauren Crofts team leader, Katie Browne, Dry good

Bee Hotel launched by facet and Sainsburys. Left: Lauren Crofts team leader, Katie Browne, Dry goods manager, Michelle Connolly PR ambassador, Mayor of March Rob Skoulding, Kris Harrold Facet manager and Stuart Wass, fresh food manager,Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant


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Along with plants the Facet centre at 21 Marwick Road also sells garden furniture, swings chairs, picnic benches and signs for bedrooms which can be customised.

Michelle Connolly of Sainsbury’s said the Bee Hotel idea was launched to help the environment and also showed off the talents of local Facet students.

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