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Gardening for bees and wildlife


Duration: 2 hours

Price: £40

Contact: Jennifer Moore at Wayward Bee

3 Shawpits Cottages
Mill Lane
Hellingly, Hailsham
East Sussex
BN27 4HD
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Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.
Saturday 16th May 2020
Saturday 27th June 2020
Saturday 18th July 2020
Saturday 5th September 2020
Saturday 3rd October 2020

About the Course

There is no doubt that our native pollinators are in decline, and honeybees are struggling with environmental pressures and intensive production. Beekeeping is not just about looking after our colonies, it is also about how we can use our knowledge to help all pollinators, and other wildlife while we are at it. Our gardens are increasingly becoming oases and it is possible to make a material difference, even on a small scale - and keep it beautiful.

We will cover the following topics:
- bees and plants: how they use each other
- best plants, and how to identify a good pollinator plant
- bug boxes, bee hotels and hibernacula
- adapting your garden to maximise wildlife potential
- the "June gap", nectar flow, and why bees need trees

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Tea, cafetière coffee, fresh mint tea, and homemade cake.

A handout with all the information covered and the resources you'll need to help bees in your garden.

You can also choose a pollinator plant or seeds to take home.



Want to review this course?

Very informative, I left having made a number of new decisions about the garden. From the importance of where you buy seeds, to encouraging lizards!

- - #28427

Response from Wayward Bee:

Wonderful to hear, Paul! Let me know how you get on with your plans :) Thanks very much for coming along.

Brilliant course! Jennifer was very knowledgeable and passionate about protecting wildlife.

I learned a lot and I’m looking forward to transforming my garden into a bee and wildlife friendly space.

Highly recommended

- - #28378

Response from Wayward Bee:

Thanks so much Julie, I'm really pleased you enjoyed the course and found it useful. I hope you find the things we discussed bring more wildlife to your garden :)

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