Since 2009, The National Archives has held an annual Green Week for staff – each day of the week had a different theme, from Biodiversity to Waste Disposal. It was decided that this year instead we would just do it all in one day and invite local residents and The National Archives’ visitors to come along too. Uncertain if we would generate enough interest, we began to plan at the end of Green Week in 2011.
It was agreed that I would be doing three Biodiversity tours, where I would point out interesting aspects of our Biodiversity Project, look out for local wildlife, and end at the beehives where our beekeeper would give a talk about beekeeping, honeybees and honey tasting. On the day it did threaten to rain so I wondered how many people would sign up for my tours – to my surprise there was such a good response.