Aviva Community Fund Project - please support our fundraising

Submitted by julia on Thu, 27th Aug 2020, 12:34pm

We have access to some great wildlife rich spaces in and around Bradford, and want to make the most of them. They have always offered a great opportunity for enjoyment, learning and for positive health and wellbeing, but now we know they are the best places for social contact too. But with group sizes restricted, and safe travel more complicated, we are having to change the way we work, but still want to reach as many people as possible. 

Covid-19 Update

Submitted by julia on Tue, 17th Mar 2020, 7:23pm

As of today, 17th March 2020, we are suspending delivery of group activities; Tuesdays' Wildlife Filed Visits, Shaping Spaces on Wednesdays and the Friday Conservation Volunteer Group. 

We cannot say when these sessions will resume, but we will keep in touch throughout this period, as we will respond to further advice from the government. 

We want to keep in touch with everyone, and will do our best to make use of Facebook and Twitter to share information and just keep us all in touch with our natural environment. Please share your ideas for keeping in touch. 

Job Vacancy at BEES Environmental Education Officer/Lead Project Worker

Submitted by Amanda on Tue, 21st Jan 2020, 5:13pm

Exciting news. We have a job vacancy at BEES for Environmental Education Officer/Lead project worker, to drive the minibus, lead the Friday Conservation group, and plan and run outdoor education sessions particularly at our orchard and nature reserve sites with school groups, youth groups and community groups. Closing Date 29th January. Please follow the link for details and application form. 

Shipley Alternative market

Submitted by julia on Mon, 2nd Dec 2019, 9:05pm

We are running a market stall at Shipley Alternative on Saturday 7th December. 

The market is in Kirkgate Centre. It starts a 10 am and finishes at 2 pm. 

As well as our apple products, there will be a variety of stalls selling food, t-shirts, clothes, bags, prints and calendars etc. 

Shipley REfill will be there so you can top up your washing up liquid and shampoos etc. 

And the cafe is great. 

Apple Day 2019

Submitted by julia on Mon, 22nd Jul 2019, 9:55pm

We have set a date for Apple Day - Sunday 13th October, 12 noon till 4pm at The Orchard.

We will update the Apple Day page as plans develop, though you can expect the usual mix of activities, advice, juice and food (cakes and Wrapture Falapples)


Submitted by julia on Wed, 12th Dec 2018, 2:53pm

Welcome to our new website! 

After several years of 'deliberation', we have taken the plunge and moved onto to updated software. 

We know that we still have work to do to get it all in order and will be working to make corrections and alterations over the coming weeks and months. Please do contact us if you find something is not working correctly. 

Thanks for your patience and continued support. 


Apple Day 2018

Submitted by julia on Tue, 4th Sep 2018, 5:26pm

Apple Day is on Sunday 14th October, from 12 noon until 4pm.

There will be the usual array of activities; help out with making fresh juice, enjoy a cake and a falapple wrap, buy some apples form the orchard and some chutney and jams. There will be trees on sale and horticultural advice. If you have an unidentified apple then bring it along with a twig and some leaves to see if Anne can put a name to it. Orchard games and activities throughout the afternoon. 

This is a free event but donationand cake sales are essential to go towards the the cost of the event.

If you hope to volunteer please get in touch in advance, thank you. 

And some of the apples will ripe and be finished before Apple Day, so if you are interested in fresh, local fruit now then get in touch.