Tewkesbury in Bloom
Bees find a new home
Posted by on Monday, August 10, 2015
The activities of Tewkesbury in Bloom volunteers haven't gone unappreciated by the local wildlife population, and a large colony of bees decided to set up home in one of the Bishops Walk hanging baskets outside Woody's Fruit & veg shop. As you can see from the picture, the hanging basket was turned into a very comfortable hive by these uninvited insects, craftily setting up home with a delicious food supply just a few feet underneath them!
Luckily local bee keeper, Nick Lambert, who runs a small holding from the Old Manor Twyning was on hand to re-home the swarm with a helping hand from Brian Williams of Cornerways Nursery.
Britain in Bloom judges like to see planting schemes to support pollinators (these are the insects which visit flowers to collect nectar, carrying pollen from one flower to another to enable plants to reproduce), but this was an unexpected bonus in Tewkesbury town centre!
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