A MONTH-LONG festival about the importance of bees is taking place in Barnsley.

Worsbrough Library will be a hive of activity after the Bees in Barnsley festival was chosen as one of 15 projects across the country to receive a Green Libraries grant.

It will celebrate all things bees and highlight how essential they are to the ecosystem.

Coun Caroline Makinson, cabinet spokesperson for public health and communities, said: “Bees in Barnsley project promotes the preservation of bee habitats, highlights the importance of looking after the environment, and gives people an opportunity to explore how they can make a difference in their own lives.

“We encourage residents to engage with the small steps, like planting bee-friendly flowers or using wildflower seed bombs to make a difference on a local level.

“Hopefully, working in partnership with local schools and organisations as part of this project will open up further opportunities to work together on future environmentally focused projects.”

More information can be found on the Barnsley Council website.