Roe Valley Beekeepers Association

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Pollinator Themed Events

Bee Pollinator Friendly this summer and join in with Don’t Mow Let It Grow and Roe Valley Beekeepers’ Association series of events.

Pollinator Inspired Talks 

Thursday 31st May 7.30-9 pm Dance Studio, Roe Valley Arts Centre, Limavady 

 

Come along to an evening of short talks inspired by our pollinators. Hear from Catherine Bertrand, Butterfly Conservation about our beautiful butterflies and marvellous moths. Melina Quinn, NIEA, will talk about the ambitious work of the All Ireland Pollinator action plan and the many ways you can get involved. Rachel Bain, will share with you the inspiring Don’t Mow Let It Grow grassland project. Jim Loughrey, Roe Valley Beekeepers’ Association, will talk about the wonder of honeybees and the invaluable contribution they make to pollination.

 

There will be an opportunity to borrow a moth trap overnight from Catherine to trap moths in your own garden, returning traps and moths to Limavady on the morning of the Friday 1st June to have Catherine identify and release the moths you caught. Please indicate when booking if you would be interested in participating in this activity.

 

The evening will conclude with tea, coffee & biscuits and an opportunity to network and chat to the speakers.

 

Places are limited so booking essential

*Please book with Wendy Johnston at:     beepollinatorevent@hotmail.com

Bee Inspired

Saturday 30th June, Roe Valley Country Park, Limavady

 

We will be hosting a bee-inspired morning of events with the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) at Roe Valley Country Park. There will be two events running simultaneously:

 

(i) Bee Identification Workshop, 10 – 12 noon, for those interested in learning about our native bees, their identification and habitats, led by Aoibhinn Corrigan, NIEA. This will be in the form of a short talk followed by identification in the field.

Please dress appropriately for outdoors including waterproofs and sturdy footwear.

Children under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

 

Places are limited so booking essential

*Please book with Wendy Johnston at:     beepollinatorevent@hotmail.com

 

(ii) Beelicious Family Adventure 10 – 1 pm, the Roe Valley Country Park staff will take you on a bee wander around Roe Valley Country Park, using nets to catch whatever bee, butterflies and bugs you come across for a closer look. Afterwards returning to the centre to make your own bee home, to take home.

There will be two Beelicious sessions, running from 10-11.30 and 11.30-1 pm

Children under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Buggy / pram friendly.

*You can turn up on the day for either session starting at the Centre at 10am or 11.30 am but to help us prepare for this event we would ask you to provisionally book with:

Wendy Johnston at beepollinatorevent@hotmail.com

Honeybee Inspired Talk & Workshop

Thursday August 23rd 7.30 – 9 pm, Auditorium, Roe Valley Arts Centre, Limavady 

 

Spend an evening with Roe Valley Beekeepers’ Association for a glimpse into the wonderful craft of beekeeping, and be inspired with short talks from beekeepers on their work during the beekeeping season.  Various displays will be available such as honey and beeswax, mead, beekeeping equipment and bee friendly planting.

 

The evening will conclude with tea, coffee & biscuits and an opportunity to network, wander round the displays and chat to the speakers.

 

Places are limited so booking is essential

*Please book with Wendy Johnston at:  beepollinatorevent@hotmail.com

 

*Please note:  when booking, please indicate which event you wish to attend in the email heading

These events are in partnership with Butterfly Conservation, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Department for Infrastructure Roads, Don’t Mow Let It Grow, Northern Ireland Environment Agency and Roe Valley Keepers’ Association