Bee-friendly Telford

A local park has won an award for the successful development of its very own beehive. Telford Town Park was awarded the Year of Green Action Bees’ Needs Champion Award by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs.

The Town Park Bee Project began several years ago and since then the team have worked to develop stocks of early flowering shrubs, perennials and bulbs alongside other seasonal planting.

The team have recruited Alison Wakeman, of Alison’s Bee Class, to educate staff, volunteers and visitors about the insects’ importance at the park and within the wider environment. In time, the team aim to establish a bee-keeping group and ultimately an onsite training apiary with the hope of also producing their very own honey.

Cllr Carolyn Healy said, “What a wonderful achievement for Telford Town Park and the team. We are committed to enhancing biodiversity in our green spaces throughout the borough and continue to develop even more of these initiatives.”

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