Bee Keeping at Sunnyside

In recent years we have started beekeeping, with the help from a very generous grant from People’s Postcode Lottery. We have 250,000 honey bees and train vulnerable people to become beekeepers. By spring 2019 we will have another five  colonies. This year alone we produced 220 jars of raw honey and sold out in one month.

The benefits are varied: therapeutic nature of beekeeping is especially good for people who are anxious; it promotes a strong and healthy bee population, and we harvest enough for us to sell and leave plenty for the bees to eat over winter.