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Job Opportunity - Visitor Assistant

We are currently recruiting for a person to join our front of house team. Part time hours including weekends, National Living Wage.

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A Wonderful World Bee Day

It was a lovely day of sunshine, bee and honey conversations, and fun. The local bee keepers were out in force explaining how bee keeping works, and how to encourage the bee population. We had a demonstrator hive and lots of fun activities for families.

27th May 2018

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CHC's Happy Hive

We’ve been observing bee activity coming and going from our new hive over the last couple of weeks and noticed lots of bees with full pollen baskets entering the hive. As they were looking happy and settled we decided it was time to carry out our first inspection this bank holiday weekend.

7th May 2018

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A new Queen at the CHC Apiary

Over the last two weeks we’ve been monitoring ‘hive 1’ to establish if our small honey bee colony had a viable queen. We did a second hive inspection and after much searching through the colony we still couldn’t find her. We found no capped brood (useful female cells), only drone (useless male cells) which indicates the lack of a queen, as a worker bee has started laying male bees. So we concluded we did need a new queen.

26th Apr 2018

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