Environmental Activities at Events
BEES can deliver activities at larger events. We currently offer activities such as bird/bat box making, making bird feeders, wild flower seed planting, art/craft activities (these have included making 'minibeasts' from pompoms, creating pop-up herons, willow and tissue bees and birds) and apple juicing. Our focus is usually about engaging people in natural history but we also run recycling activities such as making musical rattles from bottle tops and purses from tetrapaks. We are able to create an activity to suit the event. We have a pole lathe and are able to offer basic demonstrations of wood turning (subject to availability of operator).
Since 2000 we have been instrumental in organising Bradford Apple Day, with other members of Bradford Apple Group. This is a celebration of the heritage of orchards and the biodiversity they contain. We currently hold the event at Bowling Park Community Orchard each October, offering a cafe, fresh juice, horticultural advice, apples and trees for sale, art and children's activities. The event attracted over 600 people in 2008.