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Follow our progress as beekeepers, running the nursery, creating our own bee-haven and conducting research into the best plants for bees

Our environmental credentials

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We dont make any big claims about being organic because it is fundamental to our ethos; there is not much point in trying to help one bit of the environment and damaging another in the process.   This are all the things we do to try and make a difference: * only use peat-free compost

* use organic, seaweed-based plant food

* capture rainwater from the polytunnel roof to provide 90% of our water needs

* minimise use of fuel by only providing heat when it is freezing outside or for specific young plants

* no more than on litre of bug-spray per year

Construction is now more or less complete at rosybee but we have also been very careful to minimise the use of concrete and to use recycled crushed concrete and road planings for all of our track and hard standing areas.