Bee Keeping

Bees make a wonderful addition to any allotment site as they play a critical role in the pollination of so many plants, especially fruit crops. Higher yields and better quality produce will result from having hives near the site.

Bee-keeping on an allotment must carried out by someone with experience and knowledge; local branches of the the British Bee Keepers Association(BBKA)  run 10 week Beekeeping for Beginners courses and offer advice, advanced training and examinations to their members; they also offer public liability insurance  and supply a handy leaflet for allotment beekeepers click here

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