My Journey from maths teacher to beekeeper and running my own business
With : Alyson Hurst – Hives and Herbs
Time : Saturday 17th October 12pm
About Hives and Herbs
I’m a Bristol beekeeper. I started a hobby making beeswax products after being made redundant about eight years ago. Four years I had an opportunity to grow into a business. I now offer talks, workshops, go in to schools with live bees in a self contained observation hive. I also offer bee experiences where you can put on a bee suit and help me with a hive inspection. I am often contacted locally by people worried about bees in their garden. I offer advice for bumblebees and wasps and collect honeybees.
Alyson’s Self Care
“I’ve been going to the Bristol Buddhist Centre for about eight years. Meditation is a central part of my self-care package. I enjoy being creative with fabric, thread and paints, not all at once! I am part of a writing group that celebrates the change of the seasons. I really appreciate long walks by the sea. I enjoy gardening, growing my own herbs and vegetables. I am learning to pace myself and not book too much in my diary. Having some calm, still time during the day is really important to me. I absolutely love a long soak in the bath and an early night. Friends are also a great support to me.”
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