Worthing Honey Collective
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On 26th April 2018 we successfully raised £8,137 with 35 supporters in 28 days

We are setting up a community supported beehive project in Worthing training up volunteer beekeepers and running pollination master classes.

by Anne Thwaites | We Are FoodPioneers CIC in Worthing, England, United Kingdom

Join us in the Brood Chamber to get under the chitin of pollinators

Hello everyone,

after our summer break we're back and ready to start the "Brood Chamber", a regular pollinator study group at Henry House in Worthing. 

Taking place once a month, the Brood Chamber is a new meet-up group with its own study library where we will host talks, films and group discussion to better understand pollinators, their behaviour and relationships with us and how we can help improve their local environment and ecology.

The aim of the group is to provide an introduction to pollinators and beekeeping with a view of some of us signing up to a beekeeping course next Spring to eventually support the many hives of the Worthing Honey Collective as volunteer beekeepers.

The Brood Chamber will open its doors on a Wednesday once a month  from 6.30pm to 8.30pm - 19th September, 10th October, 21st November, 16th January, 20th February and 20th March - and sessions will be charged at £5 each to help us fund talks by local experts and pay for member beekeeping suits in future.

As core supporters of the Worthing Honey Collective we wanted to give you the opportunity to sign up via info@foodpioneers.org.uk before we release the general sign up on Friday this week.

Spaces are limited to 15 and we very much hope to see some of you at our first session on the 19th of September to also say thank you for your support in person.

For more information and to get your name added to the brood email us at info@foodpioneers.org.uk

Yours, the Worthing Honey Collective - pollinated by local social enterprise We Are FoodPioneers CIC x


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Your name on the beehive

To say thank you will we add your name to our painted beehives. That way, the bees will also have an opportunity to say thanks;)

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Membership for the Worthing Honey Collective

You will receive your own membership pin badge and be able to take advantage of priority booking for our events and activities through our newsletter and website. Your name will be on a hive and the website.

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A walk in the park

Join us on a wildflower walk in one of Worthing's parks and learn to identify some of the beautiful plants that bees like to pick pollen from. Lead by a local wildflower expert. Approximately 3 hours. You will also become a member of the Worthing Honey Collective. Benefits as stated in membership reward.

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Make your own honey

Once our bees are established, we will harvest the honey together by emptying the combs and filtering it by hand. Take your own jar of honey home. You will also become a member of the Worthing Honey Collective. Benefits as stated in membership reward.

£100 or more

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Meet the bees in Worthing

Join us for an afternoon inspection visit and meet our bees with expert guidance by Tony, our resident beekeeper. You will also become a member of the Worthing Honey Collective. Benefits as stated in membership reward.

£250 or more

Become a guardian of our teaching apiary

Your name on a plaque as one of the founders of our teaching apiary in Worthing that will be used for educational visits from schools and the local community. You will be able to help us with the honey harvest, and take some honey home. You will also become part of the Worthing Honey Collective as a guardian member and receive a guardian certificate, with your name added to a hive and our website.

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Adopt a beehive

Become the official sponsor of a beehive and enable us to run a schools outreach programme with at least one school in Worthing. This funding will enable us to do a minimum of three sessions with children talking about pollination, beekeeping, and we can also take a class to meet the bees. We'll put your name on all our marketing material, a hive, website and you can join us for guardian events. Sponsorship certificate included.

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