Members of the WI-Flyers, attended Hart Group Spring meeting last night, and enjoyed an excellent talk by Dr. Richard Comont. Richard is one of 25 scientists studying the habitats, and populations of bees around the country. Sadly, due to the loss of our wild meadows, Bumblebees are in decline, and some species have even become extinct in the last few years. The work of the bees in pollinating our fruit, vegetables and flowers is worth millions of pounds to us, the cost of humans replicating what they do would cost billions. Planting bee friendly flowers goes a small way to help. Bumblebees particularly love clover. Richard had some funny stories about these amazing creatures, including how to they make their own air-conditioning unit for their nest.
The raffle was drawn, and our own Helen won the prize that The WI-Flyers had contributed, which was seed for flowers that bees like. The Bees of Farnborough are going to be very happy in Helen’s garden. This was The Heathuns last event for Hart Group, and after a very successful year they passed the Presidency on to Odiham.
Please see attached the thank you note from our former President, Claire. Continue reading →
As I am sure you remember, May 5th was the Lonely Bouquet day where, in collaboration with the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS) the NFWI promoted the campaign. The idea of the Lonely Bouquet is to spread a little... Continue reading →
Hart Group are delighted the meeting will be ‘Plight of the Bumblebees’ with Dr Richard Comont www.richardcomont.com Richard’s book the RSPB spotlight bumblebees was published in March this year and looks very interesting. Hopefully he will bring along some copies and sign them... Continue reading →
Beer for girls, was the title of The WI-Flyers April meeting. Members learnt all about brewing beer, from the raw ingredients of water, hops, malt and yeast. Our beer tasting started off with tasting water from different sources, then we... Continue reading →
Congratulations to our own wedding belle, Pam, who married her beau Christopher on the last Saturday on April at the beautiful St Peters Church in Farnborough. The congregation was on fine vocal form enjoying the celebration of their union. Pam... Continue reading →
In collaboration with the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS) the NFWI promoted the Lonely Bouquet campaign on Friday 5 May 2017. The idea of the Lonely Bouquet is to spread a little joy by making a small bouquet, or... Continue reading →