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Getting buzzy for the bees

It has been a “buzzy” week.  On Tuesday I started building my hive and last night I completed my ten week “Introduction to Beekeeping” course.  I have found it quite time consuming to build the hive but also therapeutic.  I have 40 wax frames to build and it is quite satisfying and restful to disengage […]

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Save Our Bees

Just under 3 years ago we learned of the plight of the British honey bee.  Scientists had expressed concern that in the preceding 2 years alone, we had lost 40 to 50% of our honey bees.  The exact cause of the problem has not been identified but is made worse by an infestation of a […]

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The Mary Portas High Street Review

Last week Mary  Queen of Shops TV star Mary Portas, published The High Street Review alongside new government-commissioned research which underlines how badly affected the town centre is.  The report, entitled Understanding High Street Performance, suggests that a third of High Streets are “degenerating or failing”.   It says retail spending in town centres has fallen […]

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