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***** Next Friday we have our Colourful Hedgerow Willow Basket Making workshop! Might be a bit early to see bees and butterflies but we have so many birds going crazy in the hedgerows!  Now ONLY £75.00 per person! >>> http://bit.ly/Hedgerowbasket Join us for an amazing day with Judith Needham Willow who is teaching us how to make a hedgerow basket!

***** Next Friday we have our Colourful Hedgerow Willow Basket Making workshop! Might be a bit early to see bees and butterflies but we have so many birds going crazy in the hedgerows! Now ONLY £75.00 per person! >>> http://bit.ly/Hedgerowbasket Join us for an amazing day with Judith Needham Willow who is teaching us how to make a hedgerow basket!

Here is another Christmas perfect workshop to offer someone! Just booked famous basket maker and willow artist Judith Needham Willow for a hedgerow basket making day in February 2015!   Beautiful and colourful - a foraging and making day = perfect fun and day off!  #craft #basket #hedgerow

WIN Venison Charcuterie, a Hedgerow Basket Making Workshop or Ancient Greek Vinaigre in our Christmas competition

Hedgerow basket making workshop - Great day with Judith Needham Willow - such a talented lady - so much patience and so much passion for her work. We weaved outside all day until 4pm then we had to go in !

Hedgerow basket making workshop - Great day with Judith Needham Willow - such a talented lady - so much patience and so much passion for her work. We weaved outside all day until then we had to go in !

13 March 2015 | Bumblebees shy away from field-facing hedgerows. Study by Plymouth University suggests pesticides and fertilisers used on crops are dramatically reducing bees’ potential habitats. https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/news/bumblebees-shy-away-from-field-facing-hedgerows

Bumblebees shy away from field-facing hedgerows

Removing Privet Helps Restore Native Bee Populations on Compass Live/Southern Research Station USDA

Removing Privet Helps Restore Native Bee Populations on Compass Live/Southern Research Station USDA

Bee on the lavender in the Herb & Hedgerow herb garden.

Bee on the lavender in the Herb Hedgerow herb garden.

Bee on the lavender in the Herb & Hedgerow herb garden.

Bee on the lavender in the Herb & Hedgerow herb garden.

Bees on the teasel in the Herb & Hedgerow herb garden.

Bees on the teasel in the Herb & Hedgerow herb garden.

See that long string of bees? They are: "Chaining" which is how they determine the best way to build a honeycomb.

Chain of bees

This is a cool photo showing the bees on a drone frame. See that long string of bees? They are chaining, which is how they determine how best to build a comb. This is the drone frame, the on…

Bumble bee on a hedgerow blossom in Devon

Bumble bee on a hedgerow blossom in Devon

Native bees \\ Good background info on native bees ||  baynature.org

They don't live in colonies, they rarely sting, and—if you plant natives—you might find some in your own backyard.

Bees:  Three small #bees at rest.

Sleeping bees, so shhhhhh. Male bees do not get to go back to the nest. They hang onto vegetation with their mandibles and await the sun.