April - September 2022

Biosphere Bee Community Picnic

A community picnic to connect people with nature, promote local produce and enhance wellbeing and connectivity in our Biosphere.
A community picnic to connect people with nature, promote local produce and enhance wellbeing and connectivity in our Biosphere.
  • The word 'bee' has natural connotations, is Manx Gaelic for 'food' and also means 'gathering of people to do something together'.

  • What's it all about?

    It is all about enjoying local produce in a natural setting in a way that is safe, sustainable and inclusive.

    Engage with friends, neighbours, and with the natural world, by organising or attending a Biosphere Bee Community Picnic in 2022. 

    The Biosphere Bee Community Picnic is not one single event. It provides a platform for businesses, organisations, schools, charities, neighbours and any other communities to plan a sustainable get-together based on their own ideas and interests, throughout the months of April to September.

  • Tell me more...

    The Biosphere Bee Community Picnic will celebrate our community connections and natural environment whilst appreciating our Biosphere’s food, culture, creations and biodiversity. Like our communities, every ‘Bee’ will be different.

    Nature and green spaces are vital to us and contribute to wellbeing, stress reduction and recuperation. Everyone should have access to green space and be able to engage with nature safely and sensitively.

    The Biosphere Bee Community Picnic puts the plans in your hands. If you register you will receive ideas and resources to help you to bring people together in outdoor spaces and enjoy local produce while leaving the creative control to you, the organiser.

  • How can I get involved?

    It’s as easy as A, Bee, C…

    There are many ways you can be involved with the Biosphere Bee Community Picnic 2022. You can host an event by registering and planning your own picnic. You can encourage your friends, family, colleagues and peers to do the same, or you can simply keep your eyes and ears peeled for a Biosphere Bee Community Picnic 2022 that is open for you to attend next year. 

    When you register, you will soon receive a full package which will include the Biosphere Bee Community Picnic 2022 logo set with guidance for usage, editable posters and invitations, sustainability guidance and much more. Please email biopshere@gov.im with any queries you may have.

  • Register Your Own Biosphere Bee Community Picnic 2022

    You can now register online by following the link if you wish to hold your very own Biosphere Bee Community Picnic in 2022.

    You will receive confirmation of your registration by email before receiving a full digital registration package, which will contain all of the necessary resources required to plan your picnic. 

GET INVOLVED

If you love the Isle of Man and want to help keep it special, there are a variety of ways to get involved in UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man projects. Here are a few suggestions.

Please help us spread the word about Biosphere Isle of Man!