THERE’S a sting in the tail of events at the Colne Valley Museum this weekend.
Autumn days are here, with their nip-in-the-air mornings, cold winds and dark evenings — it’s that parky time of year for parkin!
Volunteers at the Golcar-based museum will be baking some delicious parkin in the Victorian kitchen today and tomorrow from 2 to 5pm.
Visitors will be welcome to warm themselves by the range and see how this traditional treacly treat is made – and sample it for themselves in the café, or take some home – just in time for Plot Neet (Bonfire Night)!
And the visitors will have another treat in store looking round the latest exhibition Bee Keeping Through the Ages, which is on throughout October and November.
The exhibition, organised by the Huddersfield and District Beekeepers’ Association, is a fascinating display of information and amazing facts about the honey bee.
Although there are 20,000 species of bees in the world, only honey bees survive the winter.
Bees contribute millions of pounds to the UK economy every year and are responsible for the pollination of around 80% of food products that we eat – and that’s before even beginning to talk about the delicious honey they supply.
Would-be beekeepers can find out about this interesting and rewarding hobby this weekend.
The Museum is open from 2-5pm each Saturday and Sunday.
The Bee-Keeping Through the Ages exhibition will end on Sunday November 27.