Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Innocent Competition

As a thank you to Innocent for giving them the beehives, the National Trust gave us away as a prize in a competition run by Innocent.  The winner got to come and play with the bees (we lent them bee suits!) and have a cream tea at the Hall tearoom.

We all had a great time ... well ... I did because I enjoy talking about bees, and no-one actually fell asleep, so I guess it was a success. 

Follow this link to see some pictures of the day on the Innocent blog

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Constructing a beehive

The National Trust were given a beehive by 'Innocent', the people who make smoothies as part of their 'Buy one get one Bee' campaign.  As I keep my bees at Hanbury Hall anyway, I volunteered to look after the National Trust's beehives as well.  So, one sunny day a big box of bits arrived, and we tried to turn it into a beehive!

The beehive arrived as a ‘flatpack’.  There were about 210 pieces ... and no instructions.  Fortunately, it is a WBC style hive, which is the same as the other beehives, so the occasional sneaky look at another hive helped in the build!