There was a huge buzz(!) in the room at our June meeting as we welcomed the very knowledgeable and enthusiastic Stephen Poyser from the Cambridgeshire Beekeepers’ Association. But before we tell you what we learnt about honey bees there were some exciting updates from our committee… Helen filled us in on her visit with Kathy to the Buckingham Palace Centenary Garden Party. She’s written a fantastic blog post all about the day – do take a look. You’ll learn how famous the C
This month we held a craft group special. We usually meet once a month at a members home and the Ladybirds bring along whatever they happen to be into at that time. We usually have some knitting, come crochet, some sewing, some beadwork/jewellry making and even the making of the odd historical costume. There has been card making and bunting stitching too If my memory serves me well. Anyway there was a rather clever idea to hold a crochet special as quite a few Ladybirds are n
No red carpets, dress discussions or oscars here….The Ladybirds spent an evening with the real stars that we share our universe with at the University of Cambridge Institute of Astronomy. Our guide was Dr Carolin Crawford, Research fellow and astronomer at the institute. We were lucky with the night sky on the evening of our visit and many stars were visible with the naked eye-a very good sign. There was some cloud cover and it was certainly very chilly-so we wrapped up warm!
Alana and Elaina tantalised our senses with samples of yummy rosemary, citrus and chocolate scented lip balms, body butters, moisturisers and scrubs. They talked us through how to make these at home with no special equipment, using olive and coconut oil, shea butter and cocoa butter, essential oils and herbs. Here’s a closer look at some of those ingredients These samples were the prize for our first ever raffle #ecofriendly #learning #ourmembers