Snugburys ice cream bee

People are making a beeline to a Cheshire ice cream farm and it’s no surprise. Because Snugburys has unveiled its latest giant straw sculpture – a 40ft tall bee!

The organic ice cream farm, which sells over 40 different flavours of the stuff, has also become known for its huge sculptures, which have included Peter Rabbit and a Dalek.

Now it’s a giant bee that has taken centre stage at the farm for the rest of the summer. It’s made of straw and hand-split wood and coated in a natural black dye to give it its stripes, and a steel frame for an impressively wide wingspan.

giant bee at snugburys

To celebrate its arrival, the farm’s owners have teamed up with the Bumble Bee Conservation Trust to help protect the bee population, which has come under increasing threat in recent years.

They’ve created a new lavender and honey flavoured ice cream which you can top with their new chocolate honeycomb, with 50p from every one sold going to the bee charity.

A single scoop of ice cream in a waffle cone or tub is £2.70 and double scoops £3.50.

The only problem is deciding on what to have. They serve up over 40 flavours at the farm shop, from strawberry cheesecake, banana and caramel, toffee, to yum yum and sloe gin damson.

There’s a free car park on site and it’s free to walk through the summer meadow to look at the bee sculpture – and, of course, take the obligatory selfies.

Snugburys Farm is at Hurleston, near Nantwich, CW5 6BU

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