Collaborating with the Boothorpe Bees
National Forest beekeeper and educator David the Bee Farmer took us on several visits to the two hives at Boothorpe – situated just half a mile from the Timber Festival site at Feanedock. Dressed up in full bee suits and rubber gloves we took film and audio recordings both inside and outside the hives and took honey samples to send off to the National Honey Monitoring Scheme to find out what flowers our bees preferred.
Hello, I’m trying to contact the person who keeps these hives, as I’m looking to buy some local honey and we pass these hives daily. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
Hi Tamsin – we worked with the wonderful David McDowell – AKA David the Bee Farmer. The Boothorpe hives were originally installed as part of The National Forest’s Black to Green community project about 6/7 years ago. David looks after them along with his other hives around the area now and sells the local honey – here’s a link to his website: https://www.thebeefarmer.co.uk/