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Jean Vernon
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Jean Vernon BSc Botany

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Jean Vernon is an award-winning garden writer (winner of the GMG Beth Chatto Environmental Award 2020) and author of the best-selling book The Secret Lives of Garden Bees. She is on a mission to unravel and demystify the intricate balance of nature and to introduce young and old to the familiar and unfamiliar bees and pollinators in their garden. She loves to tell some of the fascinating stories about our bumblebees and solitary bees, bringing these creatures alive and making audiences fall in love with these quirky creatures. She has a strong following on Twitter (@TheGreenJeanie) and InstaGram (@addicted2bees).

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Jean volunteers for the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. She loves reading, gardening and cooking and is fascinated by herbs and herbal healing. She loves spending time in nature and watching wildlife and the changing seasons. Wildlife, bees, bumblebees, solitary bees, nature, environment, natural beekeeping, pollinators, travel, cookery, earth wisdom, organic gardening and herbs


Based in: Bristol/Cheddar, Somerset, UK
Distance willing to travel: Ideally up to 100 miles, further possible by negotiation. Somerset/Wiltshire/Dorset/Hampshire/Devon/Cornwall/Gloucestershire
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: Negotiable

Talks: The Secret Lives of Garden Bees Attracting Garden Pollinators Gardening for Pollinators


United Kingdom

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