2 Day Natural Bee Keeping Course with John Vendy 24 and 25 March

Join us at HCGC for a two day course in Natural Bee Keeping by local expert John Vendy. The course is aimed at those with no previous knowledge of honeybees or bee keeping. You should leave with enough knowledge and confidence to set up a top-bar hive, populate it with bees and care for them throughout their first season. It is a simple, natural and practical way to have healthy and happy bees in your garden, focusing on observation & minimal intervention, and without the cost and complications associated with conventional bee keeping.

£80 per person/£40 concessions, places limited.

To book pop into our shop, or call 0161 2278198 or email

As part of our Bee Well project we will be getting top bar hives on site, and are looking for eager volunteers to help us with looking after our bees. If you are an existing volunteer and interested in getting involved with the bee keeping here at HCGC, please contact Holly to talk about free places.

Caring for our bees on site at HCGC, we will be following Vegan Organic Guidelines and will not be collecting honey or any other substance that the bees make. As part of the overall project we will also increase our nectar rich plants across the site and surrounding area extending the season to provide forage for all types of pollinators and monitoring the impact of the hive on other species.

Royal Meteorological Society 15 March 2018

Kath our Sustainability Co-ordinator will be one of the speakers, giving a presentation on Urban permaculture gardening. More info and how to book a place