A group of parishioners from our parish are training to be beekeepers……they have started meeting weekly throughout the winter for lessons, with a view to starting 2 hives of our own in the spring of next year….the group has also visited an actual apiary belonging to Alan James ( the course organiser ) see attached  pictures. The ladies were shown how to open an actual hive and examine the frames of bees to recognise the hive parts and the types of bees.

They will continue to learn the practical side of beekeeping and next year to set up and organise their own hives …….Hopefully they will get lots of honey!!!!!!!!!!! We will keep you informed of the progress we are making.