Come and celebrate with us for Feed Bristols 5th Birthday. In March 2012 we landed on this blank canvas of a site and with a lot of input from everyone we have all created and incredible project were wildlife and people thrive in a productive setting. Its been a massive journey and the site is now booming. So come and enjoy the space and celebrate with us all. Live music (four bands boooked), cafe, hot food from the plots, bar, lots of kids activities, the Nature and Well-being team hosting the roundhouse. Please get intouch if you are in a band and want to play, have a market stall or activity you want to put on. If you want to donate a cake on the day that would be appreciated or just help out make the site tick over on the day. To mark the progress on the site we have launched our FIled Ecology Programme for 2017: http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/courses See you there!!!
Oh LUSH UK, you are great, you are! Very flattered to be chosen by Lush Charity Pot UK for their charity fundraiser! Every penny spent on their 'charity pot' cream, goes to us! And we are going to spend it on vital flowers and bulbs, dotting them around to help sustain the hungry bees. So if you're looking for a mother's day gift, or just fancy some very 'giving' cream, then pop down to Lush, down in Broadmead, Bristol - Sat and Sun 25th and 26th. I hear the folk in the store shall be dressed as bees! :) Ps. We can't ourselves be there to chat bees, which is a massive missed opportunity. If ANYONE who follows our work, supports it, and is up for learning about natural beekeeping and more about what we do, and is up for volunteering for some of Saturday, I would be hugely grateful! Please do give me a holler if you are free on Sat 25h of March, and we can come meet you and have a chat. xxx
Join us as we raise money for the incredible @[382521921885663:274:Bee The Change Project] through sales of our beautiful hand and body lotion Charity Pot! Bee the Change is a Bristol and Stroud based not-for-profit and community interest company, tackling the pollination crisis by connecting communities to nature through bee conservation. Bee the Change believes that we should guardian honeybees with respect and with priority for their health and abundance, rather than farmed via conventional beekeeping practises – exploited for honey and their ‘services’ to profit people. They believe that communities deserve the right to know what’s in our food, how it’s grown, and how it affects the environment we live in, as well as our own health.
Have you started yet, Heather? If so, hows the Hannah Moore project going? x
Don't forget about this tomorrow! A wonderful evening, with the even more wonderful, Brigit Strawbridge....
We'll be joined by Brigit Strawbridge for this exciting Twilight Talk focussing on our native bees. Find out about the complex and fascinating world of these unsung heroes, hear about how different species of bee play important roles in our ecosystems, learn about the incredible relationships they have with different flowering plants. We’ll explore the behaviour, habitats and life cycles of our native bumblebees and solitary bees, the problems they (and other pollinators) face, and how we can protect them. £3 suggested donation on the door – pay what you can afford. The Neck of the Woods Cafe will be open until 7pm, so come along early, grab a slice of cake, a coffee or some dinner, and enjoy the company of the Twilight Talks biodiversity beforehand!
Mother's Day Present Idea? "My daughter adopted me a beehive from you for my birthday present & it's probably the best present I have ever received! I'm super excited to come and visit the bees in April" (Beehive Adoptee) - Yay! If you fancy adopting a beehive, and supporting our project for a Mother's Day idea, instead of pesticide-ridden flowers, let us know :) Adopt a beehive, and come and meet your bees! The lucky beehive adoptee will get a natural beekeeping experience with myself and Tim, teaching you the basics of how to look after honeybees. Children are welcome too (we have baby bee suits)! This will be in our beautiful bee garden in Bristol, where we can also plant flowers for the bees, and also look after the garden (if you wish). You'll also receive a beautiful personalised Certificate of Adoption through the post, as well as organic flower seeds for bees, a bee ID guide, a bee friendly flower guide, info about how to help bees, and further benefits like reductions on courses... AND the eternal warm fuzzy feeling you get from helping the bees! The donation is £35, and you can pay here: http://beethechangeproject.org/adopt-a-beehive/ Let me know the name you want on the certificate, the address you want it sent to, and the person's email address. Thanks lovely people x
http://beethechangeproject.org/adopt-a-beehive/ Let me know the name you want on the certificate, the address you want it sent to, and the person's email address. Thanks lovely people x">
Lies and Corruption with a catastrophic cost to wildlife and people.... 'The idea that pesticides are essential to feed a fast-growing global population is a myth, according to UN food and pollution experts. A new report, being presented to the UN human rights council on Wednesday, is severely critical of the global corporations that manufacture pesticides, accusing them of the “systematic denial of harms”, “aggressive, unethical marketing tactics” and heavy lobbying of governments which has “obstructed reforms and paralysed global pesticide restrictions'' http://bit.ly/2lRi3aL
'The Monsanto Tribunal is an international civil society initiative to hold Monsanto accountable for human rights violations, for crimes against humanity and for ecocide' Please do join ....
The Monsanto Tribunal is an international civil society initiative to hold Monsanto accountable for human rights violations, for crimes against humanity and for ecocide.
Exciting news! We are about to start working with the Hannah More Primary School, to install a beehive and start running after-school bee clubs! Whooooo! It is SO important that children have a connection to nature, a respect for its creatures, and an appreciation of sustainable food. I really believe honeybees are a beautiful and hard-hitting way to start this journey. The children have had an introductory talk on #naturalbeekeeping, and we will bring along a top-bar hive to paint with them, ready for an arrival of a swarm in spring / early summer. We will also plant up a bee garden, and learn togeather how to nurture a honeybee hive. Cool huh?! A big thank you to Sustainable Learning for helping to making this happen! Natural Beekeeping Trust Sal Pearson Sara Venn Paul Craze Tim Rogers Polly Cockerham Polly Higgins Sustainable Food Trust Biodynamic Association Grow Bristol Bristol Post Bristol24/7 Bristol Nature Network Bristol Food Network Bristol Food Connections Bristol City Council