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Make a bee line for the gardening club

GardeningAt our April meeting we had a talk about keeping honey bees and gardening for pollinating insects. There is an active group of Community Bee Keepers which manages a small apiary in the village and is always keen to welcome new members or just interested visitors (protective clothing can be loaned for viewing activity). Members of the group explained how the project was started (with help of a grant from South Somerset Council), how a hive is assembled, where the bees live and honey is stored, and the work of the keepers in maintaining the hive

(although the bees do most of the hard work)! Finally there was a short talk and distribution of information on plants that attract bees and other pollinating insects. This information is available from the Gardening Club or at our plant sale in the village on May 12th for anyone who was not at the meeting and is interested. Bees in our own gardens are enjoying grape hyacinths, pulmonaria and tree blossoms. Many of the interbred plants that are so beautifully displayed in garden centres do not attract pollinators. These insects are vital for much of our food production and we would encourage you to garden for them.

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