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Jez's Notebook | May, 2019 Archive

Neal’s Yard Remedies Join Us On the Farm!

Marissa helping to create wildlife bug boxes made from recycled apple crates, plant pots and garden debris!

Yesterday we were joined by some of the Neal’s Yard Remedies team from their Covent Garden HQ and we had an absolute blast!

As part of their annual community day they helped us to add even more environmentally friendly aspects to the Bees & Co. farm. Honeybees are an important part of the ecosystem but they’re not the only important insect – the team helped make bug houses, weave willow fences to the herb garden, planted some additional bee-friendly flowers to maximise all of the planting spaces we have, recycled plastic bottles to make enrichment for our chickens and chatted over a pizza lunch about the importance of corporate social responsibility and how we can all do a little more to make a positive impact on the environment we so heavily rely on.

Willow weaving to provide neat edging for the mint border, nesting material for birds and flowers for pollinators.

Tommie, who helps at the farm, used to be a chef and so we roped him in to firing up the wood-fired pizza oven to make us lunch. Despite singeing his eyelashes and getting smoke in his eyes, I think he loved it!

Huge thanks go to the Neal’s Yard Remedies team, kindred spirits in the Carbon Neutral, organic and environment fields, for helping us to create an even better environment for wildlife and symbiotically our honeybees.

Maximising Your Honeybee Hive Adoption Plan

Adopting a beehive provides an innovative, interesting, practical and on-trend way to demonstrate corporate social responsibility, whilst making an actively porosity impact on the environment.

Our honeybee hive adoption plans have been so popular since we launched them in 2017 because of their fascinating, effective and environmentally impactful result.

Here are just a few ways that you can maximise your adoption plan but we love to hear of what you’re doing to share the news of your hive, so don’t forget to tag us on social media @ThatJezRose and drop us an email with photos of what you’re up to!

The messages are important and clear: your honey is raw and British from your very own hive. Each hive we place increases the honeybee population, helping to prevent the decline of the native honeybee. More bees means more pollinators and if you’ve planted the organic, bee-friendly British flower seeds we sent you, you’re helping to do your bit to provide food sources for them, too.

Making It “A Thing”

One of our awesome clients is Bronco, a leading creative digital marketing agency. They adopted a hive because they wanted a corporate social responsibility element that was about the environment and were concerned about the decline of the honeybee population in Britain. They

Hire the Barn

Our beautiful, creative training space is very popular! Call the office to check availability: 01778 487923

Enjoy the tranquility and charm of our rural location, with a few little luxuries to make your meeting even more comfortable…

Our purpose built, air conditioned barn is well-insulated to keep you cosy during winter but cool during the summer. Overlooking the beautiful magnolia courtyard and vegetable garden, our wild flower roof is loved by the bees and makes the barn a unique space for meetings, training days and creative workshops.

 

 

Located in the heart of 400 acres of arable farmland in the Cambridgeshire countryside, enjoy complete privacy and security.

Hire the barn for one all-inclusive price of £500 +VAT per full day, including stationery, unlimited refreshments (Tea Pigs tea, filter coffee, Bottle Green soft drinks, water, Montezuma’s chocolate bars, fresh fruit and tasty treats) – add a tasty organic pizza lunch cooked in our outdoor wood-fired pizza oven for just £8+VAT per person.

 

“This is a fantastic venue! Highly recommended!”

Jenny, Mark Rutherford School

 

Comfortable:

Fully air conditioned with comfortable chairs for up to 30

Peaceful Location: 

Nestled in it’s own private, secluded courtyard

Spacious: 

65 square meters of open plan space

Professional AV Facilities:

HD digital projector, sound dock and all cables

Whiteboard Wall:

(With pens that work!)

Delicious Food: 

Tasty, organic, local and homegrown treats and refreshments to keep you going and pizza lunch from our outdoor, wood fired pizza oven.

Beautiful Surroundings:

Overlooks the magnolia courtyard and vegetable garden

Convenient:

Secure, on-site, free parking and just 18 minutes from Peterborough train station

 

Call the office to check availability: 01778 487923 or email us: admin@beesand.co