Oldbury Site likes bee-ing helpful
Magnox's Oldbury Site has recently supported a local bee keepers association in South Gloucestershire.
Last year South Gloucestershire Bee Keepers had to relocate their branch apiary to Westend House in Stone. A section of an old pig shed was taken over at the apiary building to provide a sheltered location for the preparation and repair of hive equipment and instructional use.
Richard Dalrymple Smith, a member of the bee keeper’s association branch said: “We are very grateful for the generous grant of £500 from the Oldbury Socio-Economic fund to assist us with the creation of additional facilities for our new branch apiary.
“Over the last five years there has been a significant increase of interest in the number of people who wish to keep bees. Our membership has increased from 40 to over a 100. A healthy bee population is vital to horticulture and agriculture; with this new facility we can provide new bee keepers with hands-on experience of working with bees under supervision and to give experienced beekeepers an opportunity to try new procedures.”