Beekeeping is on the rise and you needn’t own lots of land
You’ve seen them, beekeepers with big white suits. Perhaps you’ve wondered whether this curious hobby is one that you could adopt. Happily, unlike other kinds of farming – yes, keeping bees is ‘a form of livestock management’, according to Defra – to be a successful beekeeper, you needn’t own acres of land.
The ideal countryside property for bees, says Carol Peett, whose husband, Rayner, keeps bees at their Pembrokeshire longhouse, is one ‘with a cottage garden, although it’s handy if there are nice fields around’. However, it can be done with a lot less space and a bit of lateral thinking.
Ben Horne of Middleton Advisors has been keeping bees ‘in a paddock on the edge of a village’ near Andover for the past four years. He’s currently got about 120,000 bees. ‘They just need a bit of space and access to food and water,’ he notes. And it’s low maintenance: ‘You can leave them to it and check on them once a week.’…..
https://www.countrylife.co.uk/property/guides-advice/buy-house-can-keep-bees-202442?fbclid=IwAR0Uh3pENKKRiaoXW-AsKBnrvwf89Vad61UbYfWGL1csZfFCy7oFuFCmQCo#iBbsFQuHPCGD4B4M.01 – Country Life September 2019
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