Friday, March 02, 2012

Bee Aware in Saltburn

Saltburn Allotments Association is offering residents of Saltburn and the surrounding area an opportunity to learn about all things relating to bees in a two day course presented in conjunction with Cleveland Beekeeping Association. This accredited course offers the perfect introduction to the care and keeping of bees for everyone interested in these fascinating creatures.

Suitable for anyone over the age of 10, the course covers all aspects of bee keeping including the care of bees, legal issues and the history and mythology of bees. It is also an introduction to bees for anyone interested in helping to support and nurture them in a garden or allotment. Ideas on planting to attract bees to your garden, how to revive exhausted bees and how they make wax and honey are also covered.

The sessions will be led by Sue Greenacre, an experienced bee keeper from the Allotment Association.
“We hope people who care about bees or want to know more about these fascinating and important creatures will come along and learn how to encourage them and support the bee population,” she said. “Bees can help gardeners in many ways, especially by increasing yields of fruit and vegetables”.

The course will run on the weekend March 3rd and 4th. Sessions will be at the TocH in Albion Terrace, Saltburn and run for Saturday from 9.30am to 4.30pm and on Sunday afternoon, 1pm to 4.30pm. The course costs just £40 and includes light refreshments (with honey cake!) but participants should bring their own lunch for the Saturday session. Unwaged participants can attend the course free.

Contact Sue on 01387 624169 or email to book a place or for more information.

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