The Bee Project
One of my favourite gardens in the area, Chenies Manor, is hosting a series of coffee mornings over the next few months as part of a UK campaign to save our bees and yesterday morning was their first event. As anyone who regularly reads will know I am rather partial to coffee and cake, especially the cake and if it comes with a good cause thrown in then so much the better so I think it’s worth giving this shout out.
The aim is to actively raise funds towards research into the problems concerning our declining bee populations, improve habitat conservation and raise public understanding by assisting two major bee charities, the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) and The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT).
We were treated to a presentation by Jane Moseley the General Secretary & Operations Director of BBKA, focusing on climate change and how it is affecting our bee population, she also gave us plenty of practical information about different types of bees and what we can do to preserve their habitat both through the plants we select for our growing spaces and the space we create for them to live in. You might be cheered to know that we should tidy up a bit less!
The morning also included a guided tour of the Physic Garden, a raffle and an opportunity to walk around the formal gardens of the house.
The dates for the Chenies events are:
They start at 10.30am and tickets, which must be booked in advance, are £7.00. You can do this by contacting Christine Secoy her details are here.
Alternatively you can host your own event and these charities will help you to find a speaker. Again the details are here.