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I knew that the bees were going to be out today since the temperature reached 18 degrees today in London (Feb 23rd) and indeed all the hives were busy with bees flying and bring back pollen.
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I’m going to Scotswood Natural Community Garden in Newcastle tomorrow. Newcastle featured strongly in Bees in the City because the council was leading an initiative to make the city bee-friendly. basket nike air max When I went up to research the book, Scotswood had just got European funding for 6 hives on its 2 acre site and to offer free beekeeping classes. soldes nike air max 2018 It will be fascinating to see how it’s going. nike air presto Is urban beekeeping as popular in the north-east as it is in London? Do they face the same challenges and how are their bees coping with this wet summer? They have a good blog about their bee project with useful information about bee-friendly plants. Mochilas Kanken They’ve asked me to speak about urban beekeeping but I’ve got lots of questions to ask them. air max soldes pas cher I’m really looking forward to seeing the garden.
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