UK Veg Gardeners

A family friend keeps a few of his hives in our garden. It's been fascinating watching him work with the bees. And the hives are right next to our fruit trees, so we should get good pollination rates! I was wondering if anyone else kept bees in their garden or on the lottie? Any good tips on what flowers to plant to keep the bees happy? 

After last year's terrible winter nearly wiped them out, the hives in our garden are now thriving. In fact, they recently swarmed - and we were lucky enough to see our beekeeping friend catch the swarm and move it to a new home. Lots more pictures at alderandash.wordpress.com if you're interested! 

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