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Featured in the Great Food Club newsletter of December 19th.
Well done to David McDowell, aka The Bee Farmer. His honey has been named Champion Product in the recent Slow Food England Awards. Borough Market in London was named Best Slow Food Market in the same awards, which shows the quality of the winners.'
Ashby's Bee Farmer collects a second national award for his locally produced honey'
Youth art collective teams up with Ashby
bee keeper to create five track album
On April 1 they released
The Telling of the Bees which
was made by Youth Landscapers Collective (YLC) and David the Bee Farmer who is
a beekeeper and an educator based in the National Forest. Together the two created
some music with real life bees from the Boothorpe Bee colony, located just half a
mile from the site of the Timber festival.
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A chat with Sunday morning presenter Jo Bostock on the increase in beekeeping as a hobby during lockdown following celebrities such as David Beckham posting on instrgram about his new hobby......beekeeping Available on iplayer, search Jo Bostock Sunday morning show 22nd November 2020
Slow as an Artisan: Why Slow Food Matters
We can produce food in harmony with our environment or we can harm it, sustain communities and jobs or off-shore them. We bring together a leading panel of artisans, each explaining how they produce some of the finest products available, and why Slow Food values are critical to the quality of what they produce, but also to the communities in which they are based.
David McDowell, The Bee Farmer
Lisa Osman, All Hallows
Lizzie Dyer, Just Kidding
Jonathon Jones, Tregothnan Tea
Peter Cook, Peter Cook's Bread
Tom Oliver, Oliver's Cider
The panel discussion will be moderated by Shane Holland, Executive Chairman Slow Food in the UK
Three people who are passionate and proud of what they do for a living compete to see whose job is the hardest. For three days they immerse themselves in one another’s jobs, scoring them on three criteria: working conditions, mental demands and physical demands. The person with the highest score and therefore the toughest job walks away with a prize of £1,000.
Today, estate agent Jade, street food vendor Sarah and bee farmer David go head to head in a bid to prove their job is the hardest. Click HERE to view on Iplayer
A chat with morning presenter Ady Dayman on the upcoming episode of "Call that hard work" in which I swap jobs with two other business people. Available on iplayer, search Ady Dayman morning show for 18th August 2020.
I provided my opinion on the reduction of OSR (Oil Seed Rape) grown in the UK and its affect on honeybees and other pollinators. The article was front page news.
Published in Friday 14th 2020 edition of the Farmers Guardian. Click HERE for website
Inclusion in Wilson Vale's Corporate & Social Responsability [CSR] document. This year is Wilson Vale celebrates its 10th anniversary opperating their CSR policy.
A piece with morning presenter Ady Dayman on bumblebees at the bottom of his garden.
Providing the annual roundup of the 2017 season for the north and midlands region for the Bee Farmers Association.
Featured on Jonathan Lampon’s show on Leicestershire BBC Radio from 10am until 1pm. Part of panel on difficulties facing Bees in the environment.
The bees only have what honey they laid away in the autumn to see them through to the first of the nectar bearing spring flowers.