Spithurst Road, Barcombe, East Sussex, BN8 5EB, UK. Tel: 01273 400606
Do you love plants and flowers, and enjoy seeing wildlife in your garden? Learning how to encourage some of the 250 different species of Bees into your garden is a joy in many ways; helping the environment, and also helping the production of flowers, fruits and vegetables. A fascinating and enjoyable talk and a lovely way to spend an afternoon.
Excellent plants: which are best for honey bees?
Jen will bring some of her delicious honey.
Jen has an extensive library of bee and beekeeping books which you are welcome to browse through.
There will be a hive of bees to watch and enjoy as a backdrop to the course, although please note that this will not be an occasion to see how it operates inside.
I started keeping bees in 2010 following a keen interest in natural history and botany.
I now have 2 hives in my garden alongside the chickens and ducks, and another 8 in a paddock across the road from my house.
They are all managed sustainably and with as little interference as possible as it's my belief that honey bees need to be allowed to follow their natural instincts.
I collect swarms and harvest excess honey for my own use and to sell, as well as sowing and propagating plants that are useful for all pollinators.
Changes in agriculture and other challenges facing our wildlife have made the role of beekeepers shift from purely livestock husbandry towards conservation and artisan food production.
An insight in to the life of the honey bee is a great way to appreciate the world around us from a different perspective.
The course will start at 2pm and finish at 4.30pm.
Tuesday 21st August 2018 - £45
The day will include tea or coffee and cake.
At Bradness we garden for bees, butterfiles and insects.
We do not spray or seek perfection in the garden but prefer instead a wild element to encourage wildlife.
The image on the right is of a solitary bee's nest in one of our windows