Friday 21st Feb '20
Bee hotels and peg making at working-with-wood-day in February
In the school holidays, we run a working-with-wood day for members. This time, we made pegs for the new horreo-cabins and were joined by David Goulson and his son. David is a bee expert who works at Sussex university and lives in Blackboys. He was able to explain the benefits of supporting bees – and got stuck in with the practical work of drilling holes in the wood to make bee hotels. Everyone took one home with them! We also decorated the May Day party invitations and learnt how to turn wood on the pole lathe with Mark Smith.