A GARDEN centre is marking World Bee Day with a virtual event.

Dobbies Garden Centre in Warren Road, Brighton will be inviting customers to join them online to get advice from experts on making their gardens more bee friendly. The event will be hosted by Neal’s Yard Remedies, a natural, organic health and beauty company.

Bees are a vital part in the eco-system, but some bee species are currently declining in numbers. The insect is important as they pollinate flowers which produce oxygen.

The virtual event will start at 7pm on May 20. It will be hosted by Tripper Lewis, brand ambassador for Neal’s Yard Remedies. She will also provide advice on how to make a garden maximise it’s ‘pollen power’ which will help the bees.

The Argus: Tripper Lewis of Neal’s Yard Remedies.Tripper Lewis of Neal’s Yard Remedies.

She said: “Bees are hugely vital to so many things in our daily lives, from the food we eat to the flowers in our gardens and even the skincare we use.”

People who attend the event will also have a chance to win one of five gift sets from Neal’s Yard Remedies. The event is free of charge and exclusively available to Dobbies Club members. For those who aren’t yet members of Dobbies Club they can become members for free by signing up online.

The beauty company will also be donating a percentage of every sale of their Bee Lovely product range to bee-friendly charities. The Bee Lovely range is full of products that have bee orientated ingredients such as honey and beeswax.