Romford’s teaching apiary gets much needed makeover

Romford Beekeepers held a working day on Saturday 16 February as part of the project to resurface the teaching apiary.

The surface had become heavy and uneven underfoot, particularly when carrying bee boxes.

This was the first stage of improvements, to spread and bed down a layer of sharp sand. At least one further work party is needed to spread soil, with a third proposed to lay some turf.

There are six hives at the teaching apiary and the bees behaved impeccably throughout this ‘disturbance’.

Click HERE for a short video of the volunteers firming up the sand. Or dancing – you decide.