British Beekeepers Association


British Beekeepers Association
20th January 2018

Beginners Willow Weaving Course - Make a Garden Bee Sculpture

Date: Saturday 20th January 2018 - Venue: The Bee Centre, Preston, PR5 0UP - Duration: 1 Day

Willow Weaving Course - Make a Bee (Saturday 20th January 2018)

Learn a new skill this winter. Join our professional willow weaver, Heather, as she guides you through the techniques needed to build your own willow bee.

This practical and enchanting course is ideal for participants from a wide range of ages and abilities. It is ideal for families.

Gift vouchers will be supplied for Christmas or other special occasions.

The course fee includes:-

Extensive tuition
All materials needed to create your own willow bee

Teas and coffees will be provided throughout the day

At the end of the day you can take your bee home to take pride of place in your garden.
You will need to bring:-

Warm clothing (in case the building gets chilly (after all it will be January)

The Venue

The course will be held at "The Bee Centre" on the Samlesbury Hall estate near Preston. We are 5 minutes from J31 of the M6. The facility includes a large indoor visitor centre and classroom area alongside our outdoor apiaries and half acre pollinator garden.

Set in the heart of Lancashire, the location is ideal for those who wish to integrate the course with an extended visit to the North West. We are a short hop from the Lake District, the North Yorks Moors and the beautiful Trough of Bowland. There is also Samlesbury Hall itself; a striking 12th century building and visitor attraction which now includes an excellent restaurant and wafflery. There is also plenty to do for partners who wish to accompany delegates and/or for those of you who want to take the opportunity for an extended stay.

Accommodation, food, etc.

There is accommodation available on site (in glamping-style shepherds huts) at additional cost, as well as local hotels, pubs and B&Bs. A selection of links are provided below.

Samlesbury Hall
Premiere Inn
Samlesbury Hotel
Tickled Trout
Holiday Inn Express

The price for this course is £45.

Places are limited as this course is expected to be popular and we need to keep numbers low (maximum of 10 people) in order to ensure good support for all participants. It is therefore advisable to book early.

Bookings are taken on a first come first served basis. When full, a waiting list will be created. We may run a second course in March.

Once paid, the fee for this course is not refundable.

For more information contact: Simon Cordingley or Kath Cordingley - T: 07971956148 or E: