12th November 2019 7.00pm
Venue :- Llyswen and Boughrood Community Hall Church Road, Brecon, LD3 0LJ
Lynfa from Aberystwyth BKA has recently passed her National Diploma in Beekeeping (NDB) the highest qualification in beekeeping in the UK. The talk she will be giving is :- Honeybee behaviour – a look at the mechanisms bees use to manage their lives How do bees communicate with each other and how does their behaviour impact on their activity as a colony
Alex Hirtzel – Plant for the Bees!
Saturday 19th October 4.30pm
Join artist, gardener and bee keeper Alex Hirtzel who was previously artist in residence at the Royal Parks in London in partnership with The National and Mall Galleries. Alex will be talking about her work with plant scientists from Bristol and Cambridge universities whose cutting edge research explores the hidden interactions between pollinating insects and flowering plants. Alex’s artistic work uses a variety of printing techniques and she applies pigments which are designed to burst into bright colours when viewed in ultraviolet light reflecting these interactions.
Forager Adele Nozedar – in Conversation with Rebecca Buck
Thursday 31st October 7pm – 8.30pm
What does climate change mean for our gardens and wildlife? ….Autumn/winter is a good time to make changes in the garden. Join Adele Nozedar, forager and author, in conversation with Rebecca Buck, climate change artist, whose work spills from her studio into her garden and the world beyond. Over the course of the past few years Rebecca has adapted her outdoor space to encompass the challenges faced by the planet.
Both of the above talks are free although we ask people to register on our website – do let the local bee keeping association know too _ I am happy to have some information about your group in the gallery over the exhibition and also been wanting to have some local honey for sale – can you suggest anyone I could contact?
Found Gallery, 1 Bulwark, Brecon, LD3 7LB
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Any apples going to waste?
Bring them to Bronllys Apple Day and get them pressed and pasteurised for free*
After the honeybees have done such a great job of carrying pollen from tree to tree we should make the most of the bounty. Bronllys Apple Day is on the 28th of September. It’s a free event, at Royston Memorial Hall and field, and we are offering apple pressing and pasteurising to householders in the local community. There’ll be fun children and adults apple-themed activities and games, local produce stalls and an apple produce competition. Further, we have live music and dancing from 12.30 – 5.30pm and there is a performance by the Village Quire from 7.30 – 9.30pm (£10 a ticket with a drink). We have the Celtic Links dancers, the Black Mountains Bluegrass Band and folk duo, Rob & Dave.
It’s a full afternoon of entertainment with bar and BBQ, too.
Apple Day is run by sub-committee of Bronllys Community Council, BACS. If you love the community vibe and have spare time – we also need some volunteers to help out on the day. There are loads of roles and if you contact me I can let you know what I’ve got (pretty please with slices of apple on top!)
For further information, please contact Amanda Page on email@example.com
* there’s a small charge for new glass bottles and lids if required. Also, small numbers of apples will be pressed together to form a shared ‘blend’