October 15, 2012

A new year begins…

Hello Bee-lovers,

I'm very pleased to say that the new term kicked off with a very successful volunteers fair and, from the turn out at our first introductory meeting, it looks like the hours spent applying glitter to our bee decorations paid off. It was lovely to meet and talk to the budding volunteers, both at the fair and at the introductory meeting. (Playing bee Kerplunk was especially fun, as I'm sure many of you would agree!)
bee stall

Getting down to business; I'd like to run through what we discussed in our introductory meeting for anyone who misssed it or needs an update:
Firstly, this year (much like last year) we'd like to focus on three different areas: Conservation work, campus awareness and school visits. Volunteers can pick and choose what they'd most like to do from this selection. Term 1 will mostly focus on the conservation work and the campus awareness, whereas in term 2 we'll be doing our school visits and focusing on Go Green week.
Last year, we found there was a high demand for available conservation work from our volunteers and so this year we hoping to do a lot more of it. Tocil Wood are planning lots of work for Tocil meadow and so we hope to be working with them this term to create a lovely, bee-friendly environment.
We'd also like to keep on top of our leafleting and posters this year, eapesically focusing on more regular postering. Posters and leaflets are a fun way to get creative and try a different (less muddy) way of helping the bees and so we're looking forward to any new ideas our volunteers have.
There's more information to come about school visits and upcoming events so we'll keep you posted through email and our facebook page. Keep checking the blog for documentation of our progress.

Best wishes,
Nuala


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