Busy as a Bee

Thursday, July 24th 2014

Another fantastic effort from our Thursday volunteer group today. This morning we rebuilt two sets of steps on the woodland trail making it a much more foot friendly walking experience.

This afternoon we removed the fences around the Yellow Rattle on the moor. They had gone to seed and the meadow is due to be cut next week which will spread the seeds around. Hopefully this success story will continue with increased numbers next year. Jackie also harvested some seed which will be spread by hand across the meadow.

It was a scorching day and our Honey Bees either got a bit too hot or over excited and en mass left the hive. We thought we had another swarm on our hands as they congregated on one of the small trees in the back garden.

By the time the bee keepers had arrived they had settled down and were making their way back with the queen safely indoors in the hive.

A big thank you to the volunteers for their hard work and to Alison and Allister (our bee keepers) for their speedy response.

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