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Our Bees     

Our beehives at Broadacre fit in with our policy of making the garden a haven for wildlife.  We do not manage them intensively and try to leave them with winter stores that are mainly their own honey.

The place where we keep them is a little too exposed and that has caused problems in the past.  We have planted winter-flowering cherries to give a dappled shade in the summer and we have planted a hedge of Lonicera nitida (Box Honeysuckle) to give shelter from the wind.


As well as our hives we also have a wild bees nest in one of our chimneys.  They don't give us any problems and it is good to see them persisting year after year without any help from us.

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