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Bees on Castle Site

Bees make a wonderful addition to any allotment site as they play a critical role in the pollination of so many plants, especially fruit crops. Higher yields and better quality produce will result from having hives near the site. Bee-keeping on an allotment must carried out by someone with experience and knowledge. Brackley & District Allotment Association are delighted to announce that local bee-keeper Simon Robbins is to place 2 hives on our Castle Site this week, for a trial period. Simon is a fully insured member of the British Beekeepers Association.

The hives are sited away from plot holders, paths and public roads, in an area at the rear of the site. The bees will be encouraged to fly over a 2m high screen around the hives, so that their flight path is above the plots.

Simon will join us at the Castle Site for our Allotment Open Day, this Sunday 18th August 14:00 - 17:00. He will be able to answer any questions about the bees and will also have tasting samples of honey available.

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