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The river Tywi is the longest river in Wales. The mouth of the Tywi estuary is guarded by Llansteffan castle, a 12th centuary Norman castle in Carmarthenshire.

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Family Bee Day

The Family Bee Day is held at The Ugly House, Capel Curig and provides a fun learning experience for all the family.

There will be the opportunity of beeswax candle making, pollinator-friendly seed sowing, tree decorating, bee quizzes and other activities for all ages throughout the day.

The event is held on Saturday 31 May 2014 between 10:00 and 16:00. It's free so why not come along?

The event is also held on Sunday 22 June 2014, Thursday 7 August 2014 and Thursday 21 August 2014

Fun Facts About Bees

 Bees are the only insect in the world that make food that people eat

 One bee will only make 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in it's life

 A bee's wings beat at 190 times a second, they can travel at 24km an hour

 The queen bee will lay approximately 1,500 eggs per day

 Bees have been around for 30 million years

 There are nearly 20,000 known species of bees

 Bees are found on every continent but Antarctica

 The 'Megachile Pluto' is the largest breed of bee that can grow up to 39mm in length

 The 'Trigona Minima' is the smallest breed of bee that is only 2.1mm in length

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