The weather forecast on BBC Breakfast came from Dorset Road Allotments this morning. Carol Kirkwood and her team did a live broadcast.
Carol also interviewed our Chair, Linda Phillips about the increase in demand for allotments (our waiting list has doubled). She met some of our early bird allotmenteers.
Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, aka The Black Farmer, was interviewed as part of his campaign for landowners to create allotments for people to grow their own fruit and veg. He once worked on his father’s allotment in Birmingham.
The Defra bee inspector, Stuart Westfield, visited the site on 1 May 2020 to inspect the new apiary. After examining all the bees Stuart declared they are in good health. As a result the apiary is now officially registered with Defra.
Stuart also said he loved the new signs made by children on nearby plots.
Well done to Beekeeper Sharon who has worked hard (with her assistant Will) to set up the new apiary. Their efforts have paid off and the bees have a good, healthy home.