We’ve taken the Honey Bee pledge!

February 2nd, 2017

Under construction: a ‘Bee Hotel’ and a ‘Nectar Bar’!

It has been estimated that we have lost 97% of our flower-rich grassland since the 1930s. As bees rely entirely upon flowers for food, it is unsurprising that their populations began to rapidly decline in most places.  We want to play a part in reversing this decline of bees and we have taken the Honey Bee Pledge through the British Holiday Homes Association.

We are aiming to attract Solitary bees to our ‘Bee Hotel’.  Solitary bees are harmless and not aggressive.  These bees may use hollow stems of dead plants or holes in the ground to nest.  We are aiming to provide the ideal habitat for these bees to nest.

Our Park Wardens, Tony & Kim are building this “Bee Hotel”.   It is work in progress at the moment but will look something similar to the picture here.  There will also be a ‘Nectar Bar’ of bee friendly flowers and plants that are rich in pollen which bees can easily access from spring until late summer.