Nick is leaving us!

Submitted by julia on Sun, 22nd Jun 2014, 11:20am

Nick's last day with BEES, after nearly 10 years of dedication, successful projects and supporting 100's of people in achieving their personal and environmental goals, is Friday 27th June.

After the Task at Boar's Well we will be going out to celebrate his time with BEES and wish him well in his new job. To start the evening off we will meet in the Lord Clyde at 5pm, followed by food and then perhaps the Sparrow Bar. We will have BEES mobile with 07970 621732.

We hope you can join us.

Canal Road Greenway

Submitted by Nick on Tue, 22nd Apr 2014, 4:05pm

We have got some more dates to continue with our project to landscape the Canal Road Greenway. Over the next few weeks we will be raking over the ground alongside the tarmac path to create suitable conditions to sow seeds. This will ensure that the tarmac strip blends in nicey and will complement our work planting trees.

The dates are as follows:

Wednesdays 30th April, 7th May, 14th May, 21st May - leave Culture Fusion 9.30am

Thursdays 24th April, 1st May, 8th May, 15th May, 22nd May - leave Culture Fusion 9.30am

Friday 16th May - leave Culture Fusion 10am

Blossom Day 2014

Submitted by julia on Thu, 10th Apr 2014, 12:36pm

We are celebrating Blossom Day on Friday 2nd May,11am-3pm, at the Orchard.

Did you come to Apple Day, Apple Cafe, cooking sessions, pruning training, grafting training, orchard management days, tree planting days?

In the past year all these activities have been supported by lottery funding as part of Bradford Apple Group's Apples for All project.

Blossom day is the last element of Apples for All project.

Please come and help us celebrate.

Please share the attached flyer with friends, family, colleagues, or anyone else who might be interested.

Ration Garden

Submitted by julia on Fri, 21st Mar 2014, 3:35pm

BEES are contributing to Bradford YMCA's WW1 project by creating a Ration Garden at Culture Fusion. 

We are gathering seed varieties grown in 1914, creating raised beds, and recruiting volunteers to get involved. 
As well as the gardening, we would love some volunteers to do a bit of research about gardening and crops grown during the war.

There is a chance to have some training in research techniques with the librarians at Central library.

Read more about the project and keep informed here.

Charcoal Sale

Submitted by julia on Wed, 12th Mar 2014, 9:46am

The sun is shining. Be prepared for a bit of barbecuing!

We are selling our locally made charcoal at half price  - a bargain at £1/Kg - until the end of March.

Bags are either 2Kg or 3Kg. 

Contact the office to arrange collection. 



Frog Spawn

Submitted by julia on Wed, 5th Mar 2014, 12:34pm

Large clumps of frog spawn have been spotted in the Boar's Well pond. Along with several mallards.

Is spring here?

Fruit Tree Pruning Training

Submitted by julia on Fri, 29th Nov 2013, 3:14pm

As part of the Big Lottery funded project Apples for All, Bradford Apple Group has scheduled some training about how to prune fruit trees.

Horticulturist Andrew Chapman will lead a session on Saturday 18th January 10.30am - 12.30pm at Springfield Gardens, Holme Wood. Places are limited so please contact BEES to book a place.

You can also practice the techniques you will learn at the Orchard on December 13th (more preparation of questions than practising what you have learnt!!) and January 31st 2014

BAG also plan to organise a grafting session in early March (probably a Wednesday afternoon).

2014 Residentials

Submitted by julia on Wed, 30th Oct 2013, 10:48pm

We have planned two weekend residentials for 2014

Friday 28th February to Sunday 2nd March.
A return to Hutton Roof Crags to work with Cumbria Wildlife Trust to continue our work helping to open the woodland rides to improve the habitat for butterflies. We will go on  We will stay at Arnside YHA. Although it is a few months away we do need to confirm room bookings with the Hostel soon, so please talk as soon as possible if you are interested.

Friday 13th June to Sunday 15th June.
Our now annual visit to Bucken, Upper Wharfedale, We will be drystone walling, continuing with 'our' wall near Cray. We have booked Town Head Barn so if you want a bunk let us know as soon as possible. Additional camping should be available.

We are looking at ways to subsidise these weekends - so please do not be put off by cost. Talk to us.

We know these weekends are next year, but please do think about it now and get in touch if you are interested.