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Bumblebee Identification Courses

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Buglife are running two Bumblebee Identification Courses with the Essex Field Club, at Essex Wildlife Trust’s Chafford Gorges Nature Park.

 

The Bumblebee ID course days will consist of a morning classroom session on bumblebee ecology and identification, led by the Essex invertebrate expert, Peter Harvey, followed by a walk around the site to practice the new identification skills. It will also include a session on how to use your new skills to help national bumblebee recording schemes. This is a great opportunity to learn some new skills and contribute to the conservation of bumblebees in the county. You don’t have to be a regular visitor to the site at all, as the survey methodology and recording can be used anywhere to produced valuable information for Bumblebee Conservation Trust

o   The courses are £10, with all of this going to the Essex Wildlife Trust’s Chafford  Gorges

o   Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided

o   There are two workshops, but they will be the same content so you only need to go to one unless you’re especially keen!

o   The two dates are Saturday 23rd July and Saturday 13th August, both running from 10am until 4pm

o   To book, please call the Chafford Gorges Nature Park on 01375 484 016

Essex Bees

Essex Bees

“Hi all,

Well it’s that time of year when our honey has been harvested, spun, settled and bottled … which means it’s now available to buy.

As always, we keep our honey from each apiary separate so as to produce true, local, traceable and natural honey with each bee accountable for it’s output (ok, that last bit is a slight exaggeration !!!).

Please see our website for more details.”

Southend-on-Sea in Transition OK, slight plug here, but following the taste…

Dan Golding posted in Southend-on-Sea in Transition

Dan Golding
Dan Golding 15 September 20:25

OK, slight plug here, but following the taste test at the last Transition drinks I did promise to let everyone know when our honey was ready.

Essex Bees Blog

essexbees.co.uk

e really have been busy harvesting and bottling these last few weeks. Finally we”ve got some amber nectar to sell – although it’s not all amber, it ranges from dark to almost clear.

On our website blog we are going to list all the honey bottled by area, price, how to order direct and what shops will be stocking it for us.

We”ll also list the ones we have yet to harvest/bottle/label and that will be available soon plus any extra stores that are stocking it.

Once the blog is posted we will then add a link via our Facebook page.

The listing should be up by tomorrow night so please be patient until then!

Thanks for all of your support this year.

email_open_log_pic.php?mid=a813a7fG28979c10G1074d1a4G96G753bPhoto: We really have been busy harvesting and bottling these last few weeks. Finally we''ve got some amber nectar to sell - although it's not all amber, it ranges from dark to almost clear.

On our website blog we are going to list all the honey bottled by area, price, how to order direct and what shops will be stocking it for us.

We''ll also list the ones we have yet to harvest/bottle/label and that will be available soon plus any extra stores that are stocking it.

Once the blog is posted we will then add a link via our Facebook page.

The listing should be up by tomorrow night so please be patient until then!

Thanks for all of your support this year.

SEEOG talk Monday 21 July – River of Flowers

SEEOG’s next meeting is on Monday 21 July, 7.00pm – 10.00pm (Kathryn’s talk starting at 8.00pm).

Kathryn Lwin is the founder of River of Flowers, a social enterprise working with communities to create trail or ‘rivers’ of wildflowers in urban spaces as forage for bees, butterflies and other pollinators, responsible for pollinating a third of the food on our tables. Kathryn will be giving a talk called ‘Feed the Bees that Feed Us’, recommending which wildflowers to plant in spaces such as verges, gardens, hanging baskets, with vegetables and under fruit trees, and explaining how to plant in ‘bee pastures’ and create bee homes as shelter for wild bees.

Regards to all,

Carole

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