What an amazing experience for all those who attended our ‘Save Our Honey Bees’ talk tonight.
Not only did we all get the chance to get up close and personal with hundreds of thousands of honey bees but we actually got the chance to see a rescued swarm be re-homed (something that many bee keepers don’t get to see that often).
We were blessed with great weather, enthusiastic and knowledgeable speakers and friendly bees. I even got the chance to film and photograph them. I was so excited I forgot to put my gloves on and having a camera in my hand seemed to appeal to some of the bees who landed on my hand to inspect the quality of my camera and check I had it in focus (hahahaha)
We were privileged to see a swarm placed on a ramp up to the hive and once the bees had worked out it was safe they all started to crawl up to the hive entrance it seemed like there was a bee at the door to the hive calling out to them to get in quick before it rains.
We learned something very important about bees and the environment as well as the taste of beautiful, fresh honey, yum yum!
The number of bee colonies needs to be rebuilt in the UK as well as around the world due to poor weather and disease has had a massive impact on numbers over recent years. It is estimated that a third of our food is pollinated by bees so you can see how important they are just in terms of our food chain.
It was a typical JCI event in which members get to do things other people just don’t get the chance to do.
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This post was written by Philip Cavalier-Lumley