May 20th is world bee day and this year Ballard Chalmers is very happy to be sponsoring a beehive at our local SW Honey Farms on the South Downs.
A local family run business started with just a few hives and has now grown to have many apiaries all the way from Worthing to Chichester. As well as taking care of their hives, they offer beekeeping courses and sell honey products.
As with most things in the climate crisis, there is both good and bad news for the bees in the UK. However big pushes for gardeners to stop mowing, and plant bee-attracting flowers and wildflowers are small steps toward a big change.
There are always more ways to get involved. Adopting a beehive is a clever initiative, and SW Honey Farms now has 31 corporate sponsors, enabling them to increase the reach and care for their bees.
We are happy to make a small contribution to their hard work in saving our valuable pollinators.
*Note the queen marked with a yellow dot.