On 23rd August the Bee Group spun the first batch of honey from the Standen Apiary. This was taken from 'Pear' Hive which is the only one which has enough supplies for us to take from, whilst still leaving some food stores for the bees to use during the autumn/winter months. Hopefully next year if … Continue reading Honey Harvest
Standen's Apiary In April 2016 Standen’s General Manager decided to re-introduce bee-keeping at Standen. Margaret Beale kept an apiary in the orchard which extended far beyond the current orchards boundaries. (Margaret and James Beale were the original owners of Standen). The funding was initially through the National Trust with the aim that long term, the … Continue reading New Bee Group creating a buzz at Standen!