Friday 27 May 2011

Camphill Milton Keynes' bees

These are some photos of the bee's which are situated near the apple orchard. There are five bee hives at the moment. The honey they produce gets sold in the Cafe. Lidia and Andrew are the main keepers of the hives. I have been cleaning up some bee hives in one of the sheds in Willen garden. This involves scraping wax off which can be boring at times but is very important because they need to be clean. This is because the bees won't accept them if they are dirty. Andrew has done a bee-keeping course which means he understands what needs to be done to keep the hives functioning properly.

The bee hives next to the apple trees

Andrew and Lidia checking one of the hives

A frame

The frames

Alex Fox

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