Village Bees

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Bees are the perfect example of a co-operative community. They can teach us  how to live well and their work is essential for our gardens and the  health of the world at large.

The Uffington Bee Cooperative believes if  we care for bees, aid their upkeep and enjoy their honey, our individual and community’s health and wellbeing is increased.

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We are a not for profit community organisation with the following objectives:-

To maintain, develop and promote a sustainable apiary in Uffington.
(An apiary is a location where beehives of honey bees are kept)

Engage the Uffington community in beekeeping and the health and wellbeing benefits this brings

Contribute towards arresting the decline in the local bee population

Invest any financial surplus into the above activities

The organisation was formed in June 2020 by four founding members, each making a financial contribution to the cooperative.The group is responsible for managing the apiary, delivering the above objectives and planning for a sustainable future.

They are:

   Adrian Morrell     the.a.morrells@btinternet.com      07747 016651
   Ron Smith         Ronald.c.smith@btinternet.com     07739 708802
   Paul Earley         paulearley4@gmail.com               07572 063665
   Kate Genever    kate.genever@network.rca.ac.uk   07713 647715

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Why not join us and help us achieve our goals.

You can get involved in many ways:

Bee delicious - Support the apiary by eating our delicious product. 5 a jar. Place  your order with one of us and we will happily deliver when ready.

See a Bee - Free viewing visits on set dates. Bookable places will be made  available later in the year. Suits and gloves will be provided.

Help a Bee - For 5 this option enables you to work with a limited number of  others and a trained keeper to open and explore the inner workings of a  hive. You will be able to smoke the bees, remove frames, look for the  Queen and consider the next steps needed to support the bees Uffington  Honey will be available for sale

Bee a member - For 20 this yearly membership will support the apiary's ongoing  costs and enable you to be involved as little or as much as you'd like.  You could undertake hive inspections, harvest honey and become a bee  keeper

Bee a sponsor - For 25 a year sponsor one of the Hives and support us from afar. An ideal birthday or Christmas present?

Bee seen - In one of our T shirts with our bee logo on. All sizes including kids will be available!

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T shirts for sale. Price from 5.

All proceeds to Uffington Bees.

Email Paul on  uffingtonbees@gmail.com with name address and child’s age for size.

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