Youlgrave Gardeners and Beekeepers

In 2009 Sustainable Youlgrave negotiated with the Parish Council for an allotment to work as part of its programme to encourage the village to become more eco-friendly. The allotment was then divided into two sections – an apiary and a fruit garden – and up until 2018 they were worked as separate entities.

Now the two have joined forces to form the Youlgrave Gardeners and Beekeepers (‘Gs and Bees’ for short). It is hoped to engage the village in the allotment’s development and to explore the world of organic gardening with as many local people as possible.

If you would like more information, to become a beekeeper, or to join the team developing the garden, please go to the group’s website under the same name or contact us on e-mail at

A programme of events is being planned for 2018 including

  • spring: how to plant a bee-friendly garden
  • summer : how to store and preserve garden produce
  • autumn: how to prune fruit trees and bushes and
  • winter planning: the benefits of including a pond in your garden.