Regenerative Beekeeping: Hedges

I’ve had a fascination with hedges for many years, and feel profound dismay at the sight and sound of the annual flailfest along the roads and lanes here in Sussex. I still have my “The History of the Countryside” by Oliver Rackham which was a course textbook for my Agriculture and the Environment degree at Wye College back in the 90’s. It’s one of those … Continue reading Regenerative Beekeeping: Hedges

An afternoon at the School Apiary

It was a hot and sultry afternoon to meet at the Marsh to discuss hedgerow plans, and how to integrate the various demands on the site in a sympathetic and unified manner. Paul and I met with Mike Fairclough, the Head of West Rise Junior School; Virginia Pullen, Chief Landscape Architect for East Sussex County Council; Simon Hurt, Open Space Advisor for Eastbourne & Lewes … Continue reading An afternoon at the School Apiary

Hedgerows at the School Apiary

In our ongoing drive to promote biodiversity at the Marsh, Paul put in an application with the Woodland Trust to receive some subsidised hedgerow tree packs for the Apiary site. We have to be careful about access for diggers to clean out the drainage channels (sewers) but inside the Apiary and the newly-fenced reptile sanctuary would be perfect as they are protected from grazing, and … Continue reading Hedgerows at the School Apiary