Delighted to have been invited to the beautiful venue that is The Amersham Museum to give a talk about the honeybees and a reading from Betsie Valentine and The Honeybees. As February comes to a close and Spring is in the air it is a perfect time to remind everyone how important honeybees are and how hard they work to play their oh so important part in the survival of our planet.
Two of my boys used to go to Ley Hill School so I am really looking forward to stepping inside the gates again! I used to take the photographs of all the children at the nativity school play rehearsal day and then the school would sell them to the parents after the actual play! I wonder if any of the children their are children of the children I used to photograph?
I have been invited to Turnfurlong School, in Aylesbury, to give a series of talks to children, parents, grandparents and, well let’s just say the general public, about the honeybees. If you are in the area, come along and support the school fayre and join me in The Round House and learn more than you think you know about the honourable little honeybee!
See you there..
Tegan Sharrard, the wonderful illustrator of Betsie Valentine And The Honeybees is joining me to give the talk at Annecy Catholic Primary School as this is in her neck of the woods. It’s going to be great giving talks with Tegan by my side. I am always asked about the artist and now they will be able to ask her lots of questions too!
I am so excited to be attending the BBKA Spring Convention with Betsie Valentine And The Honeybees. Stand as yet to be confirmed but rest assured Betsie and I will be there! The venue is Harper Adams University, Newport Shropshire TF10 8NB. It is billed as the National Beekeeping Event Of The Year and open to all! So come along and join in and you never know, if you are not a beekeeper already, firstly why not?.. secondly let’s get you started!
Well I don’t have far to go for this one! Absolutely delighted to be going to give a talk at Chartridge Combined School. Hopefully, as my talk is at 10 o’clock I wont get caught up in the myriad of parents all looking for somewhere to park while taking their children to school! Normally, I am always going against the traffic, this time I will be going with the flow!
Absolutely delighted to be giving a talk at this lovely school in Amersham. It is a school that provides support for children experiencing significant social, emotional or behavioural difficulties in their mainstream primary school. I feel very privilegged to be able to chat to these children about the honeybees and and look forward to it immensly.
Come and see me at the Herts BKA Spring Show. Chirstchur Peartree Hall, Welwyn.
It’s going to be a great day with three excellent speakers and stalls where you can stock up on equipment and copies of Betsie Valentine And The Honeybees and you can book me up to give a talk at your local school, community or business.
I look forward to meeting you all!
This is so exciting. I will be spending World Book day at Bedgrove Junior School in Aylesbury. I will be talking all day to various classes about the honeybees and reading from my book. I cannot wait! What a way to spend a day…
Delighted to have been invited to Gateway School in Great Missenden to give a talk about the honeybees and a reading from Betsie Valentine.. The more children, school teachers and parents I can reach the better it is for the honeybee! At every talk I give, always the adults will come up to me and say “Well I never knew that!.” Boom!
The 20th and 21st of March always make me feel as if we are nicely settled in to the spring and the trees are full with blossom and the birds are busy getting “twitterpated” as Owl explains to Bambi, Thumper, and Flower in the film Bambi. There is such a lovely buzz around and it’s not just the honeybees!
Well I am delighted to say I will be with a class of Year 5 children at the Waterside Primary Academy talking all about the honeybees. Apparently a few of the children are a little afraid of bees and insects so I will try my very best to allay their fears.
Very much looking forward to talking to the Chessvale WI. I will be there with my Betsie Valentine Virtual Hive, lots of delicious honey and of course Betsie Valentine And The Honeybees! I will be giving a talk about the honeybees and a reading from my book, a copy of which can be bought on the day and signed by me!
Come and visit me on my stall at the Bucks County Beekeepers Association 23rd Annual Spring Seminar. I will be there with Betsie Valentine And The Honeybees which is now available in both soft back and hard back! I look forward to seeing you there!
On the 15th January I will be spending the day at The Trinity School in Hereford. They are covering the topic of the honeybees and have asked me to come along and join in the days activities and give a talk about the importance of the honeybee. They are also linking in a school production based on the bees which I am really looking forward to seeing!
I could not be more excited to announce that on the 14th January I am visiting a centre in Ludlow where they are coordinating a project to recover a "near-enough" native bee from the mongrels which form the vast majority of the managed honeybees in this country. I will be meeting with and talking to Mike Saunders who is the “Ludlow person” in charge of this project!
Christmas is getting closer. Betsie Valentine And The Honeybees is the perfect present for your children, grandchildren, neices, nephews and friends! Come and see me on the Betsie Valentine Stand. It will be buzzing with light and laughter.. I promise you will enjoy the book as much as your children.. it will take you back to your childhood and teach you about the honeybees.. Boom! Merry Christmas!
Enjoy the atmosphere Old Amersham has to offer and wander around St Mary’s Christmas Market. There will be a true festive spirit in the air as well as a buzz! Betsie Valentine And The Honeybees will be there lighting up the place.. You wont miss our stand, I guarantee! Come and see me, get that little extra present in the bag and enjoy all the fun of the fayre!
Bring your children to Amersham Library on Friday 9th November at 5:30! If you do not have children come along yourselves. I will be talking about the honeybees and reading from Betsie Valentine. You will leave absolutely buzzing with all that you have learned!
Come and see me! I will be at the National Honey Show for three days! Betsie Valentine will have it’s own table with me busy chatting to anyone who passes me by about the honeybees. I will also be selling and signing my book. After you have made a bee-line for me enjoy the rest of the show. There is so much to see and enjoy!
Bring your children along to the Chesham Library. I will be there at 15.00 giving a talk about the life of the honeybee inside and outside of the hive and reading from my book. The book will be available to buy on the day, signed by me with a dedication in it if required!
Here we go, here we go, here we go! Another radio interview. This time with Nick Coffer on BBC Three Counties Radio. Tune in at 2.30 next Wednesday 17th October, I will be chatting to Nick about Betsie Valentine And The Honeybees and, of course, the honeybees which is what this mission of mine is all about.. Education, education, education. Lets get Betsie Valentine And The Honeybees in to as many schools in Buckinghamshire as we can and then spread our buzzy wings wider!
Tune in to Chiltern Voice Radio and hear me talk about Betsie Valentine And The Honeybees and how the book came about, and maybe gain a little more insight to me… eek! There could even be a live song at the end of it. All of that for free… You gotta listen!