MEMBERS of Solihull and District branch of the Warwickshire Beekeepers Association are once again running their successful Introduction to Beekeeping Course.
Stories of dwindling numbers of honeybees frequently make headlines and recent high profile publicity about the British Beekeepers Association’s campaign for research funding has brought to public attention the plight of the honey bee and the urgent need for more people to become involved.
There is a special need for more urban and suburban beekeepers. So, whether you just love honey, want to do your bit towards helping bees and pollination or are interested in discovering more about an amazing insect, why not come along and join the group of lively like-minded people?
Solihull Branch Chairman Sarah Davis said: “Solihull is a great place for bees to forage in because we are surrounded by countryside and have many beautiful parks and gardens containing many plants they thrive on.
“We are also fortunate in having some highly regarded and experienced beekeepers in the borough and I am delighted that by running this course we can encourage more people to take up this satisfying and rewarding hobby”.
It is a weekly theoretical course timed to end in the spring with a “hands on” session with the bees in the Branch Apiary in Malvern Park.
It runs from 22 January to 12 March 2010 and costs £35 including handouts and refreshments. Places are limited so booking is essential. For more information, ring Celia Davis on 01676 533252.