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Keeping bees reconnects us with nature - the seasons, the weather the flowers the trees - which all bees are so dependent on. With an added bonus of eating locally produced raw honey that saves on air miles and may even cure hay fever.

Honeybees are pollinators. It is claimed that beehives located in cities produce healthier and more productive bees as urban bees have access to greater biodiversity, resulting in a more varied diet and stronger immune systems. A great thing about urban areas is that the plants are unlikely to be treated with pesticides. In the countryside a lot of the forage is from farmed crops which can have all sorts of treatments and sprays. Our first year produced surplus honey, last year didn’t due to a poor summer and they needed their honey harvest produced in the earlier part of the year (a good spring last year) to get through the not so good summer and the winter. 2 of our 3 colonies made it through the winter (about average losses) and we’re now off again now for the starting of the season. Keeping bees reconnects us with nature - the seasons, the weather the flowers the trees - which all bees are so dependent on. With an added bonus of eating locally produced raw honey that saves on air miles and may even cure  hay fever.