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Make a bee-line for Bees and Trees Day

This is an archived press release

Thursday 18 November 2010

18 November 2010

Make a bee-line for Bees and Trees Day

Anyone seeking practical advice on beekeeping and orchards should buzz along to a Bees and Trees Day in the heart of the Peak District this month (Nov).

The Farming Life Centre, at Blackwell Hall Farm (near Taddington), is hosting the informal event from 10am-4pm on Saturday November 27, for anyone from beginners to experts.

Speakers will cover:

•the practicalities of setting up or restoring an orchard

•a beginners’ guide to beekeeping

•setting up community projects

•the benefits for the environment and people

•selling honey or beeswax products, or preserves and juices at local markets.

The day costs £5 and is supported by the Peak District National Park’s Live & Work Rural programme [1] and the Peak District Sustainable Development Fund.

Live & Work Rural senior officer Lindsay Allen said: “We’ve found there is a real interest in beekeeping and fruit-growing in the area, and there’s potential for local producers to capitalise on their setting in the Peak District National Park.

“We’d like to do all we can to help people get started or to exchange experiences and share their knowledge. We’d advise people to bring warm and waterproof clothes as this is going to be a very practical day.”

Booking is essential on 01298 85162 or email info@thefarminglifecentre.org.uk  .

The Farming Life Centre website is  www.thefarminglifecentre.org.uk  

[1] Live & Work Rural gives advice and support to small businesses and local communities in the Peak District. It is run by the Peak District National Park Authority in partnership with the East Midlands Development Agency and Derbyshire Economic Partnership. www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/liveandworkrural  

This is an archived press release

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