Follow our progress running the nursery, watching wild bees, keeping honey bees and creating our own bee-haven in south Oxfordshire

Rosybee site construction complete

18 months after buying the site and a year after launching the business, the infrastructure at rosybee is finally complete. This means that we now have a fully functioning plant growing environment, irrigation system as well as  secure storage in the form of the barn. The picture show our nice smart approach to the polytunnel with its newly laid recycled road planings. This areas provides a comfortable turning place for delivery vehicles. For me, its a joy to be able to walk around on a level surface without either mud or the uneven crushed concrete we lived with for months.

It has been very difficult operating the business while building works were going on around us and I am really delighted that I can now focus all my efforts on the business and the research.

We also plan to do some more landscaping and planting esthetic purposes as well as the benefit the bees; I have just ordered lots of willows, cornus, fruit bushes and some silver birch so I hope we get some milder weather to make the planting a bit easier.