Honey bees play a vital part in the pollination of food crops and flowers.
In recent years, the number of bees has been declining due to pressure factors including disease and the UK’s recent cooler summers.
Recognising the crucial role bees play in our eco-system, Johnsons of Whixley is playing its own small part in reviving their population by providing a home for several colonies of honey bees.
We contacted our friends at the Harrogate and Ripon Beekeepers Association for guidance on how we might be able to lend a helping hand.
And as a result of our conversation we now have an apiary on our nursery site, which provides a home for colonies of honey bees.
The site is ideal for bees, as it provides foraging within the surrounding countryside and utilises the many varied plant stocks grown at Johnson of Whixley.
We are pleased to be able to benefit the bees in this way and provide an overall boost to these wonderful insects, who give us such delicious honey to eat.
If you are interested in helping the honey bee, or becoming a beekeeper, please see Harrogate and Ripon Beekeepers web site at www.hrbka.org.uk.
Posted 2nd May 3:16pm
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