Oct
22
10:00 AM10:00

DUNDALE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Every where I go these days I meet people who are interested in the honeybees. I was at Sunrise in Hemel Hempstead giving a talk about the honeybees and two or three teachers including, Head Teachers, approached me about giving talks at their schools. Dundale Primary School is just one of them who have booked me to come and give a talk at their school. The honeybee word is buzzing around Bucks and Herts.. lets get it spread further afield.

Cannot wait to meet you all..

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Oct
23
to Oct 26

NATIONAL HONEY SHOW 2019

I am genuinely excited to be able to announce I will have a stand at The National Honey Show 2019 at Sandown Park Racecourse in Esher, Surrey for three days. I met so many lovely people last year and have made some solid friends and I very much look forward to seeing them all again this year. Come along and visit my stand and all the other lovely stands that are there..

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Oct
30
7:30 AM07:30

MOOR PARK GOLF CLUB

I have been booked to be The Speaker at this magnificent mansion house. I have worked there before as a photographer, photographing a couple of Strictly Come Dancing Dancers! I, am now a retired photographer and go to their Business Breakfast Network Meetings on a regular basis. So I am thrilled that I am going to be able to share with them what it is I actually do and hopefully encourage people to, if not become beekeepers, look out for our honourable little honeybees a bit more..

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Nov
16
10:00 AM10:00

BALLINGER HALL CHRISTMAS FAIR

Come and join me at The Ballinger Hall Christmas Fair. There will be lots of wonderful stalls. A great opportunity to get your Christmas shopping well under way! Don’t forget as you wander around to come and say hello to me on my stand with Betsie Valentine And The Honeybees. A signed copy is the perfect present to pop in a stocking or put under the tree. While the honeybees are resting after a long hardworking summer you can be learning all about them along with your children and/or grandchildren before they re-appear at the first sign of spring.

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Dec
7
2:30 PM14:30

HIGH WYCOMBE LIBRARY

Looking forward to my visit to High Wycombe Library. It’s not often you will hear me say this but I am hoping for a nice rainy day to bring out the families for an afternoon in their local library!

Jane Birtwistle is putting on an event for the children and parents who will come and listen to a reading from Betsie Valentine And The Honeybees and a talk about the importance and lifecycle of the honeybees.

The library already has it’s own copy of Betsie Valentine but you can buy yours and I will sign it on the day or purchase it through this website.. just click on SHOP BOOK and Betsie Valentine And The Honeybees could be on your doorstep withing 24 hours!

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Jan
17
6:30 PM18:30

HALTON BROWNIES

Really looking forward to talking to the Halton Brownies. This time I will be sharing the ‘stage’ with Amelie as this is her group! I could not be more proud of Amelie and could not be looking forward to a talk more!

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Jan
23
8:30 AM08:30

HIGH MARCH SCHOOL BEACONSFIELD

Very much looking forward to meeting the teachers and girls at High March School in Beaconsfield. With the bees still tucked up over winter, keeping their queen warm, fed and safe, for the spring, it will be lovely to take a virtual look inside the hive and explain what is about to take place in the Spring.

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May
5
2:15 PM14:15

TAPLOW WI

Delighted to be going to Taplow, Buckinghamshire to meet and talk to the ladies of the Taplow WI. Marlow is always a place I feel at home as I used to live very near in Wooburn Green and Marlow was where I used to shop. Also my father had a boat at Harleyford Marina for many years. It will be nice to go back and talk all things honeybees!

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Jun
10
11:00 AM11:00

PRINCESS RISBOROUGH WI

I always enjoy giving talks to the WI.. Always a great bunch of ladies who not only enjoy learning about new things but also are always good fun. I am very much looking forward to talking about the honeybees, especially in June when the spring has settled in and the honeybees are all over the blossoms..

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Jul
14
8:00 PM20:00

BALLINGER WI

Very much looking forward to talking to the Ballinger WI. They are right on my doorstep so not too far to travel! Early march we should have checked our hives to ensure our bees have made it through the winter, made sure the Queen has started laying again and perhaps given them a spring feed to energise them as the spring flowers come into bloom ready for the spring flow. Lots to chat about.

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Aug
11
7:30 PM19:30

NEWPORT PAGNELL WI

Delighted to have been invited to give a talk to the ladies of the Newport Pagnell WI. As I type this it is just over a year until I meet them all.. A lot can happen in a year.. I wonder how many hives I will have this time next August!

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Sep
17
7:30 PM19:30

MARLOW COMMON WI

So excited to meet these ladies. Having been accepted as a speaker for both Buckinghamshire and Berkshire.. my wings are spreading rapidly and beating furiously as the bookings come flowing in like sweet sticky nectar in the height of Spring! Spreading the word of the honeybee could not be more important to me and or course the honeybees

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Oct
13
7:30 PM19:30

KEMPSTON RURAL WI

Having just received my acceptance letter from the Bedfordshire WI to be added to their list of Speakers for 2020.. I was delighted to be invited to talk to the ladies of the Kempston Rural WI. I am very much looking forward to meeting them all and wondering if I will recognise Jennifer Hayes, who was at my audition, before we are formerly introduced!

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Oct
17
10:30 AM10:30

WENDOVER CHRISTIAN CENTRE

The Autumn is here and the bees are settling down ready for the long cold days and nights. I wont be seeing my girls now until early March so I am delighted to be going to the Wendover Christian Centre to talk all things honeybees and give a reading from Betsie Valentine And The Honeybees.

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Oct
9
8:00 PM20:00

LONGWICK EVENING WI

Very much looking forward to meeting these ladies! A last minute request.. someone else’s cancellation is my opportunity to talk about the honeybees! Let’s hope I can inspire a few women to take up beekeeping.. you never know..

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Sep
7
11:00 AM11:00

THE SUNNYSIDE RURAL TRUSTS

Absolutely delighted to have been asked to read from Betsie Valentine And The Honeybees at a fundraising event called 'Give Bees a Chance' in Hemel Hempstead. I will also have a stand at the event where I will be selling and signing copies of Betsie Valentine!

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Aug
2
1:00 PM13:00

WHERE INSPIRATION BLOOMS - BOOK READING

Very much looking forward to doing a book reading in the beautiful setting of “Where Inspiration Blooms” in the grounds of Chartridge Lodge. There is going to be a family picnic going on for the day and I will be doing a reading from Betsie Valentine And The Honeybees at 1.00pm - I will also be answering any questions people have about the honeybees!

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Jul
20
10:00 PM22:00

AMERSHAM FESTIVAL

Very excited to be attending this festival. I will have a stand, with Betsie Valentine and I am doing a half hour talk on the stage about, you guessed it, the honeybees! So come along and join in all the festivities and search me out and say hello!

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Jul
12
5:00 PM17:00

FIRST CHESHAM RAINBOWS

Today I will be talking to the First Chesham Rainbows about the honeybees. The Rainbows promise is: I promise that I will do my best, to think about my beliefs and to be kind and helpful. It is a promise we should all carry around in our hearts. I very much look forward to meeting them all..

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Jul
1
5:15 PM17:15

CHEDDINGTON BROWNIES

The Brownies Promise is:

“ I promise that I will do my best: to be true to myself and develop my beliefs, To serve the Queen and my community, To help other people.”

This is such a lovely declaration, one I hope they take with them throughout their lives. I am loving my visits to the various Brownie Groups I have been doing. As usual, I can only say how much I am looking forward to meeting The Cheddington Brownies.

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Jun
24
2:20 PM14:20

CHORLEYWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL

How exciting.. I am going to Chorleywood Primary School to give a talk and what they do not know yet is that I used to go there when it was just one small building! It was called Stag Lane. I spent many a play time underneath the stag’s head with my hands on my head dreading Mr Powell, the Headmaster walking past me. I think he probably tiptoed passed thinking “Good Lord, not her again!” Happy days!

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Jun
15
1:00 PM13:00

TWICKENHAM & THAMES VALLEY BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION

I will be spending the entire afternoon with these lovely guys. They are having an open day, so if you are in the area pop along and see what it is they do. I will be doing book readings and signings of Betsie Valentine And The Honeybees. Here is there website for further details of what will be a fun day!

http://twickenhambeekeepers.apps-1and1.net/open-day/

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