Invite: Buzzing with bees

Hi everyone,

It’s June and the weather is finally picking up, so it’s the perfect time for us to support the WI’s SOS For Honeybees campaign with a talk from our resident beekeeper, Jen Kaines.

At this month’s meeting on Monday 15th June, Jen will be introducing us to her interesting hobby and explaining how we can all help bees and other pollinators by planting nectar rich flowers and providing habitats. I know gardens are a rarity in Hebden but even a few pots or a window box can make a surprisingly big difference to insects.

And because we’re all about the eating at Hebden Bridge WI, there will also be a honey tasting to explore how different plants affect the taste of the honey. Did you know there are over 300 distinct flavours of honey in the world? Sadly we won’t be trying them all but we will have a few for you to try.

The doors open at 7-ish for a 7.30pm start on Monday 15th June. Members are free and guests are welcome to come along for £3.



Ooh look, there’s masses coming up…

1) Tuesday 16th June – theatre trip
If you’ve booked a ticket for the WI trip to see Blithe Spirits at the Little Theatre, please give your £8 to Karen Cunningham at this month’s meeting or at the event.
Meet at the theatre at 7-ish for a 7.30pm start.

2) Thursday 18th June – cinema trip
Cinema group trip to see The Falling
Meet outside the cinema at 10.30am on Thur 18th June

3) Monday 22nd June – book group
Book group is on 22nd June at 7.30pm in the Old Gate pub. We’ll be reviewing and swapping books as usual.

4) Thursday 2nd July – Tea & Tarts meal
Our neighbours, Tea & Tarts WI are having a meal out at Hussain’s Indian restaurant in Huddersfield and have kindly invited us along.

It’s on 2nd July and we’ll be meeting at the restaurant at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. If you’re interested in attending, please let us know before Thursday 18th June.

5) Thursday 9th July – art trip
Kirsty Hall is organising an art trip to see a talk by paper artist, Rob Ryan at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park on 9th July.

The talk starts at 7pm and tickets are £10 + a small charge for petrol. Speak to Kirsty if you’re interested but we already have a car full, so we’ll need a second car and driver if we get more people.

6) Walking group
Janet Conway is planning another walk but hasn’t set a date yet – details will go up on Facebook when we know them.


The next meeting is on Monday July 20th at the usual time but it’s NOT in our usual venue.

Instead of the Town Hall, we will be meeting at The Egg Factory for a tour of their lovely new building, a short talk about their co-working venture, followed by a surprise creative activity (more details to follow). I’ll remind you of the venue change again next month.


OK, that’s it. I hope to see you on Monday’s meeting or at some of the other activities. And do keep an eye on our private Facebook group, because there are mutterings about a picnic…

Kirsty Hall
HBWI President