Prep for Bees

Friday, October 21st 2016

Today was all about the preparation for the weekend event called Bees and Honey which we are running at the Field Centre here at Foxglove Covert from 10.30 to 2.30 tomorrow, Saturday the 22nd October.

We are running this event with the idea of bringing people to the reserve to celebrate and highlight the importance of the Honey Bee both as a pollinator and a producer of honey. Charlie, who is doing his work experience at Foxglove, lent a hand in getting the necessary activities ready for the day. The events will run during the above times, with a 12 noon presentation by the Richmond and District Beekeepers’ Association.

You will also be able to view our Field Centre Honey Bees, as well as the opportunity to purchase honey based products. 
This afternoon I was also prepping bird box parts for Monday's ‘Build your own Bird Box’ event.

Then down to the moorland to trim back some rushes and rough grasses to hopefully encourage fresh growth for next year.

Yesterday evening we were able to get some mist nets up and finally do some ringing of Redwings, like the one in the photo below. There have been plenty about recently, feeding on our Hawthorn berries.

Queen Wasps settling down for the Autumn /Winter, this one was under the inspection hatch of the gas tank.

Midnight tonight is the last call for your photos for the Calendar Competition, just send them in via email with contact details and we will do the rest.

Thank you to Colin and Charlie for their much needed help today.

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