1. Beekeeper

No. 1: I am a beekeeper.

In 2011 Sustainable Youlgrave decided to support a beekeeping group. We raised Lottery Funding and 13 of us went on a bee-keeping course. An apiary site was found edge of local allotments and a 12ft x 8ft shed erected for storing equipment.

Now two of us (with help) look after the apiary offering interested newcomers the experience of bee-keeping.

Much of the world’s food supply is pollinated by bees and honey bees play a significant part. All bees face ever-increasing environmental challenges, so it is good to be able to do something constructive for/with them.

Any honey is just a bonus!