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Make a Beeline is a community Knit and Knatter project run in 2019 by a trio known as the Grans on the Make, who in association with ICHF Events, have for the past five years been raising money for charity through their obsession with knitting and crochet.
The project raised over £13000 and set out to increase awareness of the importance of protecting our pollinators (not just bumblebees) through workshops and knit and knatter sessions at ICHF’s Creative Craft Shows where participants were invited and encouraged to create swarms of knitted and crocheted bees and most importantly, sow wildflowers in their local areas.
Expanding on the 2018 Pollen Counts project run by Park View 4 U, an award winning park in Lytham St Annes, the plan was to create bee corridors the length of the country with participants featuring on a map to show the most bee friendly areas.
The project helped Park View 4U to win a DEFRA Bees Needs award in 2019 which the Grans were to delighted to accept on their behalf.