Our successful four year partnership with the Co-op Group’s Plan Bee came to an end this year when we completed a year-long teaching course for the final cohort of 20 new beekeepers at the Camley Street apiary in King’s Cross. nike air max 97 We also used Plan Bee funds to set up a new community apiary at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park and taught 20 aspiring local apiarists, some of whom have formed the THCPbees group.
A bee-themed pub quiz was one of the highlights of the year at Victoria Business Improvement District where we continue to help to make their environment more bee-friendly. Fjallraven Kanken Mini We are also talking to a number of businesses across London about improving habitats and forage for bees and other pollinators.
We took part in the London pollinators’ forum which is feeding into the government’s national pollinator strategy to be announced in 2014.
We hosted visitors from around the world including architects in Toronto who are looking to London for inspiration to create bee caring communities, Fjallraven Kanken Mini Backpack and Urban Bees’ work with Sir John Cass School in the City was featured in a photographic exhibition at the United Nations in Geneva.
Our taster days at Camley Street proved as popular as ever, as more and more people want to learn about bees. Training and education about honey bees and other pollinators will remain core to our work as we engage with more companies and organisations in the exciting year ahead. nike air max 2015 We will continue to work closely in 2014 with the London Wildlife Trust, who host our Camley Street training apiary, nike air max 2017 we will be teaming up with River of Flowers to try to create sustainable wild flower forage throughout the capital,