RESIDENTS at an Isle of Wight care home were buzzing as they celebrated World Bee Day last Friday (May 20)

Created by the United Nations, World Bee Day is an annual global event raising awareness for the importance of bees and beekeeping for the survival of our ecosystems.

In the morning, residents at Orchard House Care Home in Newport took part in a bee quiz and enjoyed creating 'bee' words, such as BEEhave, BEElieve and BEEcause.

Residents had a bee-rilliant time in the afternoon, learning about bee-keeping and meeting Island beekeepers Carol and Terri, from Ark Park Bees.

Isle of Wight County Press: Orchard House residents on World Bee Day.Orchard House residents on World Bee Day.

A bee home has been placed in the garden by the residents, who have been planting bee friendly flowers in the home of both attracting

Kim Fleming, general manager, said: "Our residents all love to watch the wildlife in our garden, so they were only too happy to help plant some bee-friendly flowers to attract more bees and butterflies.

"The residents found the talk from Carol and Terri most interesting and we hope they’ll visit us again."

Kate, a resident, said: “We had such an interesting day today, I loved the bee keeper talk.

"We learned how clever bees are and that they can pick up on people’s moods. It was fascinating.”