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.