I thought I would broadcast the formation of our new Top Bar group, the Peterborough Area Top Bar Beekeepers. We have eight members so far, and we are keen to attract fellow natural Beekeepers to our small band so that we can provide the support and camaraderie necessary to make this fascinating craft, hobby, environmental project, spiritual celebration or whatever else you wish to call it easier. Yesterday we set up a small stall in Central Park, Peterborough to explain what we were doing, in preparation for our joint stall with a local member of the Natural Beekeeping Trust at the Green Festival on 25th May in Cathedral Square, bang in the centre of the city.
It was a pleasant sunny morning, and our hopes were up that a good number of visitors would come to the stall. Sadly the weather turned cold and wet, so the afternoon was quiet. Nevertheless, we enjoyed this first outing and we are looking forward to the more central event in a fortnight. On the upside, we were donated a large number of packets of wildflower seeds as giveaways for our next event, which was extremely generous.
I was just wondering if anyone had text for a leaflet I could “borrow with pride” and badge as our own? I’ve copies of Friends of the Bees leaflet, and Phil Chandler kindly agreed to let me use a couple of his information leaflets, but I would now like to have one for our own group, pitched at the potential new member or supporter.
One more plea, if you are on facebook, please come to our page and like us or share it with others. We could do with some more online chums!
Peterborough Area Top Bar Beekeepers