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Barra’s Wild Days Out: Strangford (S1EP9 BBC One NI Wed 26 Jan 2022)

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Strangford: Strangford may be best known for seals and birds, but Barra is surprised to discover that it should be equally well known for its bees. He meets beekeeper Valentine from Veesbees and her husband Chris at her Loughshore apiary. Barra dons some beekeeping gear to have a go at collecting some honey from the hive.

Barra joins Gala Podgornik from Ulster Wildlife on a rock pooling adventure on the shores of Portaferry with the National Autistic Society Newtownards. Gala tells the kids what to look out for, from starfish to anemones. Moving on to Castle Espie, Barra discovers that every autumn thousands of Brent geese descend on Strangford Lough after a gruelling 3,000-mile journey from Arctic Canada. Barra helps the team care for an injured goose, before heading out to the hides with Maurice Turley to see the geese on the lough.

Airdate: Wednesday 26 January 2022 at 7.45pm on BBC One NI.

Season 1 Episode 9