The Bees Return!

Thursday, June 15th 2023

Earlier in the year, essential winter maintenance work was carried out on the observation bee hive in the Field Centre. This week, local beekeepers Alison and Alistair have restocked the hive with a new queen and her colony. 

The bees were very carefully moved to their new home.

Come along and try and spot the new queen in the hive. She can be identified by her slightly larger size and a small spot of yellow paint that has been carefully applied by the beekeepers. There are lots of interesting facts to learn about the bees around the observation hive.

There is also locally produced honey available to buy in the Field Centre along with a range of beeswax products including candles and bowls. 

Thank you to Alistair and Alison for returning our bees!


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