This Friday - 22nd March

Submitted by julia on Thu, 21st Mar 2013, 9:23am

Unfortunately, due to the weather, we are changing tomorrows task.

The Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust have had to cancel because of the snow on the ground and forecasts of further snowfall in the Dales. We are discussing with them if we can reschedule and include the task on the new programme.

Meanwhile, come as normal to BEES on Friday for a local task, probably tree thinning at Brackenhill. We may also do some indoor bird box preparation...we will know for sure by tomorrow morning!

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Friday 22nd March

Submitted by julia on Wed, 13th Mar 2013, 9:12am

Change to original destination and task.

We will be working on the river bank at Darnbrook Farm, near Arncliffe in a lovely part of the Yorkshire Dales. We will be helping the Yorkshire Dales River Trust to construct tree guards around the river side trees. We are departing at 9.30am and you need to book a place on the minibus if you wish to come.

Friday 25th January tree planting at Heckmondwyke.

Submitted by julia on Tue, 22nd Jan 2013, 4:10pm

If the snow has not melted it is unlikely that we will be able to go ahead with the tree planting at Dewsbury Country Park on Friday 25th January. The technique for this site is planting the trees into a 'trench' already prepared by a tractor. If the snow is covering the ground then we will not be able to see where the trench is.

We can now confirm that the tree planting will not go ahead but will be rescheduled to Friday 1st March. As an alternative we will return to Brackenhill ULA to continue with the willow coppicing that we started last week. This will improve the area and increase the potential for different species of plants.

WFV Social Cancelled

Submitted by julia on Mon, 21st Jan 2013, 11:33am

We have decided to cancel tomorrow's (22nd January) WFV Social event because of the adverse weather conditions.

At this stage there is no plan to reschedule the event, sorry for any disappointment.


Celebrating National Tree Week

Submitted by julia on Wed, 28th Nov 2012, 8:38pm

On Tuesday 27th November we helped 3 classes planting trees and bulbs on the new school field at Appleton Academy. The trees were bought by H&J Martin, the company that has just completed the new building, and we were joined by Garry Farmer, the site construction manager. 

Despite the drizzle, the cold and the mud all the children and the parent helpers seemed to enjoy the activity and were pleased to be able to help put the finishing touches to their new school.

If you want see a bit more, have a look at the video on this page ...

We'd just like to add...we'd never condone the waving of spades in normal circumstances!!

Friday 19th October 2012: User Forum from 5pm

Submitted by Nick on Tue, 16th Oct 2012, 2:34pm
Reminder that we are hosting a User Forum on Friday 19th October from 5pm at Culture Fusion (performance area). We will be discussing the BEES Conservation Volunteer project. Followed by a presentation from Sue about her trip to Spain to work on the project that Montse organised. If people fancy after we can go for a drink and or a curry. Look forward to seeing you.

Forest Garden Project Planning Day

Submitted by Nick on Tue, 16th Oct 2012, 9:03am
We will be choosing which edible plants we want in the garden and where we want to plant them. This will be a fun and interactive process and we want to involve as many people as possible. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. All welcome 11-3 Thursday October 25th The Rockwell Centre - Thorpe Edge Bradford – BD10 8DP

Solar Powered Pink Milkfloat at Apple Day!

Submitted by julia on Sat, 22nd Sep 2012, 12:08pm

What's going on? Apple milkshakes?

Actually it is an old fashioned printing press and will set up for the day so people can have a go at printing their own Appley Posters...or whatever.

We have never had anything like this at Apple Day before...and I doubt we will again. So come and have a go, or just find out more about letterpress printing from the experts.

Find out more by following this link to The Print Project.

Apple Day - Sunday 7th October at the orchard