The Annual General Meeting of the Project will take place at 1pm on Monday, 25th February at Tyne Valley Garden Centre. All members new and old are welcome to join us as we look ahead to the activities the Project will engage in over the coming summer.
It was a gloriously sunny day at Cherryburn for the Broomley Bee Project's annual BeeFest. We were joined by the Whittonstall Community Band, members of Hexham Beekeepers' Association as well as many local groups and individuals all of whom came to celebrate bees. Much needed ice cream, designed by local school children, was provided by The Feathers Inn.
Queen bee at Windsor wedding
Did you spot our very own Geordie bee (knitted by Dorothy Richardson and modelled by Jilly Halliday) featuring in the coverage of the Royal Wedding this weekend? Bee Project supporters as far away as Illinois, USA reported seeing it on their TV screens when Jilly appeared in various news items sporting her amazing hat. If you missed it check out our Facebook page for more info.
November 2nd, 2017
For information on our Annual General Meeting please see the link to our Facebook Page
6th May 2017
Join us again for the 4th year at Cherryburn for BeeFest 2017 on SUNDAY 25th JUNE.
When Tynedale Life visited Broomley First School in Stocksfield, we witnessed the excitement as the youngsters donned special beekeeping suits. And then there was the fascination as they learned how to tend to the hives in the school grounds. The project is not the only one in Stocksfield which is being held up as an example to others. Find out more in our feature on the village.
BBKA Worker Bee
We have been featured in the BBKA's e-newsletter. Click here to read more.
Workshops in School
Over the past week or two, our Year 3 and 4 children have been involved in some bee activity workshops, led by members of our Broomley Bee team. They have learnt what bee smokers are used for and have had a demonstration of how they work; they have also looked at parts of a bee under a microscope and designed a collage.
Our Year 4 class are also involved in a meadow based project. They will design a meadow that will be appropriate for bees and other wildlife and will look at all elements of this including working out a budget and timescale for the project, measuring the area and researching different plants etc. This work will cover various areas of the curriculum.
The Broomley Bee Project was featured in the national beekeeping magazine BeeCraft. Click on the image for more.
On the most beautiful summers evening representatives from the Bee Team were lucky enough to be invited to attend the LOVE Northumberland Awards evening hosted at the Alnwick Garden. And if the evening wasn’t perfect enough already, we were delighted to be announced as winners of the Best Children’s Project and to receive a cheque for £250 from the Duchess of Northumberland.
March 15, 2013
Children were invited to invent an ice cream flavour on the subject of bees and forage and the winning flavour was to be produced and sold by the local Wheelbirks family ice cream parlour. The winner was Archie Milner with his ‘Buzz on the Tongue’ honey and vanilla with popping candy variety. Every child in the school will be treated to a scoop of this new flavour at the end of term sports afternoon. Coincidentally, the Milner family also won the Hexham BKA’s top prize – a trip for the family to visit the association apiary to take part in a beginners’ Sunday afternoon session.