A very successful Apple Day.

Submitted by julia on Wed, 18th Oct 2023, 2:29pm

Thank you to everyone who made Apple Day such a success. 

We will do a short writeup as soon as we've had time to take stock, and will add some photos to the gallery.

This week we have been treating the orchard with nematodes to keep the Codling Moth under control and further harvesting.

On Saturday 21st October 12-4pm we will be at Bracken Hall (Shipley Glen), with apples, chutneys, and helping with the juice. 

Getting to Apple Day

Submitted by julia on Wed, 11th Oct 2023, 2:29pm

Getting to the orchard. The nearest postcode is BD4 7ES. You get into the allotments through the gate on Bowling Park Drive - you cannot get us from the park. 

By bus. The 621 (to Bierley) run near the orchard on a Sunday. You can read more details here 

Or on the orchard page - right at the bottom. 

The Orchard is 20 years old.

Submitted by julia on Sat, 4th Mar 2023, 11:28am

Twenty years ago, in March 2003, we were busy planting the trees to create our community orchard in the allotments next to Bowling Park. 

We cut the ribbon on 26th March and we are going to acknowledge this anniversary with coffee cake at the orchard on Sunday 26th March from 11-1pm.

There will be chutneys and juice for sale, and we will rustle up some cakes, but please feel free to bring appley cakes or goodies to share.

See you there. (The gates will probably be locked, but we will leave a number to call). 

Pruning Workshop

Submitted by julia on Mon, 28th Nov 2022, 9:53am

BEES are leading a pruning workshop on Sunday 8th January at the orchard, 1pm - 3pm.

Apple and pear trees should be pruned in winter to maintain a healthy shape and size and to ensure they will fruit plentifully for future decades. We will teach you the theory and practice of winter fruit tree pruning.

This training is targeted at people who live in the Bowling area, as part of the Festival of Trees. There are a limited number of places for people who live in the rest of Bradford District.

Two weeks until Apple Day!

Submitted by julia on Sun, 2nd Oct 2022, 3:17pm

Only two weeks until Apple Day, all the usual range of appley activities, but please remember that we will not have as much savoury food on offer this year, so please bring your picnic. 

Do you want to volunteer to bake or volunteer on the day? Read more here about how you can be involved in Apple Day. 

We have lots of apples, so if you would like to collect some ready to bake - or you have any other questions - then please get in touch. [email protected] 

Trees for Cities Launch 27th Nov 2021

Submitted by julia on Fri, 12th Nov 2021, 10:23am

BEES are proud to be involved with the Trees for Cities planting day at Newall Park on Saturday 27th November. 

10,000 trees will be planted on the site as part of the ambition to plant a tree for every school child in Bradford. 

You can read more information about the day on the Trees for Cities website

Please get in touch with BEES if you want a lift in the minibus

Update to road closures

Submitted by julia on Sat, 25th Sep 2021, 9:05am

On Friday 24th I noted the junction of Nelson Street and Mill Lane is open again. 

The gas works are moving incrementally towards the junction of Mill Lane and Manchester Road. There were originally scheduled to be finished by 18th October, so just keep an eye out.