Saturday 10th July 2010
11am-5pm Free workshops during the day on keeping and growing plants for bees.
11:30am-1:30pm: Terry Thomas, beekeeper for 44 years, member of the Oxfordshire Bee Keepers Association and their Education Officer, will give an introductory workshop on beekeeping. Terry will give an introductory talk on beekeeping, demonstrating the use of essential equipment and showing a small representative colony of live bees in an observation hive. You can ask Terry questions at any stage and find out how to become a beekeeper.
2pm-4pm: Esther Pozzani will give a workshop about keeping bees in urban areas and what kind of plants to grow for bees. Esther will also take you on a walk around the garden to identify plants that bees like and what could be added to help bees in early spring and June, when there is less pollen for bees around.
11am-5pm: For children - a free craft workshop with Gemma Burditt - learn how to make bee finger puppets with recycled materials and felt. Refreshments also available. In the evening, will be a garden fundraising event featuring storytelling and music.
6:30pm-8pm: Eric Maddern will perform his adult show What the Bee Knows, a provocative look at the roots of our current global crisis, threaded around the story of the bee.
8:30pm: Telling the Bees, will perform songs inspired by folklore, Engish landscape and the politics of protest
£7/£5. Advanced booking advised, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01865 236 088. Evening event not suitable for young people; over 10s welcome.