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 … Continue reading An afternoon at the School Apiary

Bee Hotels and a New Hive for the School Apiary

With the Langney Marsh School Apiary Project, we are keen to include different groups and societies to maximise the reach and engagement with the bees. One element of this is to utilise the skills of the men and women who attend The Eastbourne Shed, a workshop organised by Age Concern Eastbourne. People can go along … Continue reading Bee Hotels and a New Hive for the School Apiary

Black poplars at West Rise School Apiary

This was our last visit to Langney Marsh for this year, and it was unsurprisingly cold, with the usual prevailing wind whistling across our faces. Within the apiary site, we have permission from the landowner (the Council) to plant trees. In a bid to increase the conservation potential and biodiversity, Paul contacted Fran Southgate of … Continue reading Black poplars at West Rise School Apiary

Winter Bee Check at West Rise School Apiary

A misty day on Langney Marsh for this month's bee check. The children were engaged in Forest School when myself and Paul arrived, and we were given a quick masterclass in the workings of a storm kettle as they waited patiently for bubbles to appear in the water for their hot drinks. We walked out … Continue reading Winter Bee Check at West Rise School Apiary