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Gardening for bees and wildlife

Duration: 2 hours

Price: £30

Book with: Jennifer Moore
at Wayward Bee

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

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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

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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.

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 16th November 2019
Saturday 15th February 2020
Saturday 21st March 2020
Saturday 16th May 2020
Saturday 27th June 2020
Saturday 18th July 2020
Saturday 5th September 2020
Saturday 3rd October 2020
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Teen friendly
  • Weekends

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