and upon closer inspection I spied this massive bee collecting the last of the pollen from one of the flower heads
although I'm sure once I've been stung a few times the novelty would wear off
Anyway, there were craftsmen making old skool basket style hives, honey makers and people from the local bee-keeping society giving lectures on how to keep bees
but the best part of all was the little stall where you could make your very own beeswax candle by rolling a pre-cut sheet of beeswax with a wick in the centre
here's my attempt, not bad and when I got it home it filled the kitchen with the heady aroma of sweet honey, gorgeous!