Letchworth Heritage Foundation buzzing for beekeeping project

PUBLISHED: 17:02 28 April 2018

North Herts Beekeeping Association and The Heritage Foundation have been working hard to create a pond for bees to keep hydrated. Picture: Letchworth Heritage Foundation

North Herts Beekeeping Association and The Heritage Foundation have been working hard to create a pond for bees to keep hydrated. Picture: Letchworth Heritage Foundation

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The North Herts Beekeeping Association has teamed up with Letchworth's Heritage Foundation to improve bees habitats in Willian.

The first stage of the works will provide an essential water source, as the ditch that runs through the site dries up in warm weather, meaning the bees have to travel further to find water, using more energy and subsequently producting less honey.

The Heritage Foundation’s environment manager, Elizabeth Towler said: “Bees are so important to our ecosystem, not just locally but across the world.

“We’re very happy to be supporting the North Herts Beekeeping Association with this project and to help provide these bees with a suitable habitat to help them thrive.”

Over the last month the landscaping team at the Foudation has been working with the North Herts Beekeeping Association to start work on the pond.

To find out more about North Herts Beekeeping Association, go to nhbka.wordpress.com.

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