Join Brigit Strawbridge for a fascinating workshop about bees.
The day will include an in-depth look at the role bees play in pollination; “bee mimics” and other key garden pollinators; differences between social and solitary bees; honeybee basics; the behaviour and life cycles of solitary bees and a bee walk through the garden.
Tickets also include tea and coffee and a light lunch on the terrace outside Trebah House.
Brigit Strawbridge is a wildlife gardener, amateur naturalist, and advocate of bees. Based near Liskeard, she writes and campaigns to raise awareness of the importance and diversity of native wild bees and other pollinating insects. Brigit is author of Dancing with Bees: A Journey Back to Nature.
Timetable for the day
Pollination - relationships between flowering plants and pollinators. Importance of bee diversity.
Bee mimics - how to tell the difference between bees and ‘bee mimics’. Mention of other garden pollinators.
Bees - basic differences between social and solitary bees. Causes of bee decline.
Honeybees – behaviour, and importance of ‘sustainable’ beekeeping.
Bumblebees - lifecycle, behaviour, buzz pollination, cuckoo bumblebees.
Solitary bees - behaviour, life cycles, nesting habits, and bee hotels.
Bee walk – walk around the gardens to find bees and other pollinating insects. Bee and wildlife friendly gardening tips.
Tea & questions
This is a full day event starting at 10am and finishing around 4.30pm
The capacity for this event is 25. The event will take place at Trebah House
A light lunch and tea/coffee is provided