One of our aims, is to grow as many areas as possible to be pollinator and people havens; where people can truly appreciate the beauty of our pollinators, and where bees, butterflies, moths and birds alike can flourish.

 

The Bee Garden, Blaise Community Garden

The Bee Garden, Blaise Community Garden           Hiving a swarm, in the Blaise Bee Garden

Blaise Community Garden is a really special place. A once thriving Victorian Walled Garden, the now abandoned greenhouses and land is being lovingly restored, now grown into a community space for vegetables, flowers, and of course, bees.  We now have  three hives here with thriving bees; a warre hive, a top bar hive, and a golden hive.  We teach natural beekeeping courses here, as well as our ‘Adopt a Beehive – Meet the Bees’ sessions, and our volunteer sessions. Please do get in touch if you would like to help or get involved.

 

Forest Apiary, Tortworth Arboretum

Bee Apiary, Tortworth Arboretum

We are very fortunate to be part of the beautiful arboretum at Tortworth Forest Centre in Wooten-Under-Edge. This 20 acre woodland, is home to over 300 rare or champion trees, deer, badgers, bats, and soon to be bees. We are currently preparing the trunk of a tree to create a new habitat for honeybees; a log hive.

Please see our events page for the next volunteer or activity day here, as well as keeping an eye on facebook.

 

Of course our pollinator gardens are not just for the honeybees. We can build an array of varying bee hotels to suit the site. One of our favourite’s, is a solitary bee nest box with an observation window, made by George Pilkington from Nurturing Nature. Perfect for inspiring both adults and children!

Solitary Bee Nest with Observation Window