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Keep bee-dy eyed on walks as family hides hundreds of bees around Preston

Posted on - 5th July, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Cottam, Fulwood, Ingol, Kid's stuff, Parks, People, Preston News, Tanterton
Niamh and her friends and family have painted and hidden over 400 motivational bee's around Preston
Niamh and her friends and family have painted and hidden over 400 motivational bees around Preston. Pic: Danielle Bradley

A Tanterton family have been as busy as bees during lockdown, hiding motivational hand-painted bees around Preston.

The bees are painted on to rocks and wood slices with some including motivational messages such as ‘Bee Happy’ and ‘Beelieve in Yourself’.

Niamh’s Bee’s was started by six-year-old Niamh Bradley who got the idea whilst out with her mum searching for fairy doors, scarecrows, ladybirds and other things that people had hidden around their local area.

Read more: A magical fairy door trail has appeared in Walton Park

Niamh’s mother Danielle Bradley, 30, said her daughter got so excited whenever she found an item that she wanted to do something herself to make people smile and be happy.

Danielle said: “We came home and searched for ideas on the internet and found some little bees.

“It was perfect, it sort of rhymed with Niamh’s name.”

Niamh showing off some of her hand painted bees.
Niamh showing off some of her hand painted bees. Pic: Danielle Bradley

There are over 400 bees hidden around Preston including in Ingol, Tanterton, Fulwood and Cottam, and one has even buzzed its way over to Greater Manchester.

Family and friends are helping Niamh get more bees out and around for people to find, including one of her school friends, her auntie and grandad.

Read more: How Proud Preston People have been surviving lockdown

The family has made the Niamh’s Bees Facebook group to so people can share when they find the bees.




“The response has been amazing from local community and people and the excitement in Niamh’s face when she gets a new like or someone finds a bee makes it all worthwhile,” Danielle added.

“Sometimes those little stones and messages may just be what someone needs. I’m super proud of her.”

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Have you seen any of Niamh’s Bee’s around when you’ve been out and about? Tell us in the comments.

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