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An Introduction to Garden Bees


RHS Garden Rosemoor, EX38 8PH

RHS Garden Rosemoor, EX38 8PH


Great Torrington Rosemoor
EX38 8PH


RHS Garden Rosemoor


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  • Course running time

    Saturday 11 May 2024, 10.30am–1pm or 2pm–4.30pm

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  • Topic

    Garden bees

Learn more about the wild bees living and foraging in your garden. You will be introduced to some of the charming bumblebees and fascinating solitary bees that bring our gardens alive and pollinate our plants. Learn about their nesting needs and some of the power plants that really make a difference.

With a little understanding of the needs of your garden bees you can make powerful plant and gardening choices to transform your plot into a true bee-friendly, pollinator paradise. Please note this event does not focus on honeybees.

Jean Vernon graduated with a degree in Botany from Nottingham University. She has a passion for bees and pollinators and has led a number of bee safaris and walks/talks at Jekka’s Herb Farm, Yeo Valley Organic Gardens and others, including a similar session at RHS Wisley. Jean is the author of two books – The Secret Lives of Garden Bees and Attracting Garden Pollinators.

This is Jean's first workshop visit to RHS Garden Rosemoor and we are delighted to include her in our 224 workshop programme. 

Please bring with you:
  • Your booking reference number
  • A notebook and pencil to make notes
  • Camera or mobile phone for photos if you wish
Please wear clothes and footwear suitable for the weather on the day. Parts of this workshop will be taking place both indoors and outside.

All materials and equipment provided. Tea, coffee and cake included.

Tutor: Jean Vernon

Additional info

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