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Making Solitary Bee Nest Boxes Workshop

🕓 1 - 2 hours 🪙 From €200 🏠 Client venue/Online


Workshop Description

This workshop for Community Groups, Libraries and Family Resource Centres demonstrates how to make a solitary bee nest box for solitary bees out of natural and reclaimed materials. We will look at how many mainstream bee hotels are unsuitable and ways to make them from scratch by following scientifically proven instructions to ensure success. We will also learn about maintenance to reduce the risk of pests and dieases. Each participant will make a nest box to to take home, or alternatively, the group can make one or two larger bee nest boxes for a local community space. Learning Outcomes: • Explore and identify different types of pollinators. • Gain an understanding of their threats and importance. • Learn to make a bee nest box following scientific guidelines to ensure success • Explore actions to help pollinators. At our workshops, we offer a range of duration and delivery options to suit your needs. Whether you prefer in-person sessions or online workshops, each option offers unique advantages. For instance, a 60-minute online workshop provides a solid foundation, covering the basics and principles effectively. However, opting for a longer, 1.5 hour workshop enables deeper learning and allows us to accomplish more together. Choosing the extended option not only enriches your learning experience but also ensures we can delve into more advanced topics and incorporate, resulting in greater value. So, for a more comprehensive and in-depth session, we encourage you to consider the longer duration options. Prices: • €220 for a 60 mins Online Workshop • €250 for a 1 hr 30 mins Online Workshop • €300 for a 1 hr 30 mins In-person Workshop including natural/reclaimed materials • €350 for a 2 hour In-person Workshop including natural/reclaimed materials Transport Costs: Please note that we lead workshops in Co. Dublin and North Co. Wicklow as well as surrounding areas easily accessible by public transport. This cost is included in the prices above however additional transport charges may apply depending on location. In-person capacity: We can facilitate and provide materials for a group of maximum of 15 participants per workshop. Smaller groups benefit from increased interactivity and more one-on-one time. Sustainable Development Links: SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being), SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), SDG 13 (Climate Action), SDG 15 (Life on Land).

Meet The Facilitator

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Alex Konieczka

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Alex Konieczka is an ecologist, holding a BSc. Natural Sciences, specialising in Environmental Science from Trinity College Dublin. Alex’s heritage, lifelong passion for sustainability and experience working as an ecologist in Ireland and abroad means she has immense understanding of this field, including first-hand experience of the challenges and ambitions of living in harmony with nature.

Alex is dedicated to building skills and a sense of agency in people through nature connections, capacity building, education and support. Alex cares about inclusivity and strives to make environmental education and nature experiences accessible to all.

 

Alex is a QQI L6 certified trainer and is Garda vetted. She is trained in First Aid and Child Protection.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellation and rescheduling requests should be made to alex@understory.ie. The following conditions apply to cancellations: You will receive 100% return of the workshop or consultation fee, if you provide sufficient notice (i.e. not less than 5 working days.) You will receive 50% of the workshop or consultation fee if you notify us less than 5 working days but more than 48 hours prior to the commencement of the workshop. Unfortunately, we cannot offer a refund if the customer does not notify us of cancellation at least 48 hours prior to the commencement of the workshop or consultation.

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