I speak about the importance of (and difference between) Honeybees, Bumblebees and Solitary bees, the problems they all face (focussing on habitat loss and neonicotinoid pesticides) and what we can do to help them. My talks and workshops include loads of fascinating information about the behaviour and life cycles of bumblebees and solitary bees, their roles as pollinators and their fascinating relationships with flowering plants.
I try to make my talks informative, interesting and inspiring - and I always finish on a positive note!
I'm equally happy speaking in conference centres, village halls, colleges, universities & schools, or in fields - and have even been known to do an impromptu Bee Talk in a railway carriage whilst we waited for the train to be fixed.
'An overview of the world of bees and the reasons for their decline' - Bee talk 2012
My fee is variable; starting at £60 for a local talk. It depends very much on how far I need to travel to reach the venue, whether I need overnight accommodation and what your requirements are.
I charge travel expenses on top of my fee to cover either my return journey by train - or fuel @ 45p per mile
If you are interested in booking me as a speaker do please email me for more information.
The Natural Beekeeping Conference, Resurgence Summer Camp, Schumacher College, Bristol Festival of Nature, Bournemouth Big Green Fortnight, Council, Green Fairs, Buddhafield Festival, Glastonbury Festival, Sunrise Off-Grid Festival, Garden Festivals, Schools, Beekeeping Groups, Gardening Clubs, WI Groups
Diary of upcoming talks and workshops...
28th February - Worcestershire Wildlife Trust 7pm talk
Fri 22nd March - Blue Ginger Gallery Herefordshire (evening talk & buffet)
Sat 23rd March - Love Food Festival Bristol 12:00 midday talk
Sun 24th March - Staffordshire Wildlife Trust (one day workshop) no places left
Fri 5th March - 7pm The Lugger Hotel, Penzance, Cornwall
Sat 6th April - Truro 'Celebration of Bees' day - details coming later
Thurs 18th April - Abergavenny evening talk FoE
Sun 21st April - Staffordshire Wildlife Trust open Day talk
Thurs 25th April - Newent Beekeepers (evening talk)
Sun 28th April - Carymoor Environmental Centre Somerset (One day w/s)
Sat 4th May - Radford Mill Farm, nr Bath (One day workshop)
Sun 5th May - Ryton Wildlife Day talk
Sat 11th May - Food From the Sky Crouch End, London (one day workshop)
Sun 19th May - Worcestershire Wildlife Trust (One day workshop)
Thurs 23rd May - Festival of Bees, Louth, Lincolnshire evening talk
Sat 26th May - Sharpham House, Totnes Wildlife Gardening Festival
Sun 9th June - Staffordshire (one day workshop - email me for details)
Thu 20th June - WI West Malvern
Fri 21st June - Blue Ginger Gallery, Herefordshire, evening talk
Sun 23rd June - One day workshop Cornwall
Sun 7th July - One Day Workshop near Staffs (please email me for details)
Sat 27th July - Penrith one day workshop
3rd/4th August - The Green Gathering Chepstow
9th - 11th Aug - Natural Beekeeping unConvention Worcestershire