Would you like to learn a bit more about the bees in your garden? During the summer of 2021 I started doing bee walks at Jekka’s Herb Farm. Herb plants are a fantastic source of food for many of our pollinators, especially the bees.

Bee walks are a great way to share a bit of bee love. First you can introduce some of the bees that you might see in your garden. Then you can talk about really good bee plants. And if you are lucky the bees might come and join you.

I like to safely catch a few bees as I walk and pass the little magnifying pots around so that people can see the bees close up. Don’t worry there are air holes in the pots and I never leave them in there for long. No bees are harmed when I do a bee walk.

Then in the summer of 2021 Jekka invited me to talk and bee walk at the her amazing HerbFest. It went so well that she invited me back to do the 2022 open days at the Herb Farm. Check out Jekka’s website for dates – you need to book a time slot and a ticket!

Since then I’ve been doing bee walks and pollinator walks in gardens, at festivals and special events.

So I am now doing two Bee Tours at some of Jekka’s Open Days. Plus Bee Safaris at Yeo Valley Organic Gardens as well as a special Bee Event at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales. Plus adult workshops at RHS Wisley and much, much more.

And for the first time I’ve started doing Birthday Bee Parties for adults, so watch this space.

I’m taking bookings for bee walks and talks for 2023 and 2024, so if you’d like me to come to your garden event, do contact me on Twitter or InstaGram. I like nothing better than talking about bees and pollinators! My contact page is not working correctly right now.

So if you’d like to email me try Jean at TheGreenJeanie dot com. You need to replace the at and the dot with the appropriate punctuation.

3 Replies to “Bee Walks and Talks”

  1. What a great day out at Jekkas.
    Jean Vernon and her knowledge of bees is simply outstanding. If thought you knew a little about bees then you must visit Jekkas and and listen to Jean; down to earth, easily understood and simply makes you fall in love 😍 with the solitary bee, a great time thank so much

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