winter challenges and rewards

This winter has had its share of challenges and rewards at offshoots.

 

pond repare
pond repair

The pond in front of the Walter Segal building sprung a leak and needed emptying, relining and refilling.  It was challenging for the volunteers to do this and preserve the habitat ready for the frogs – the frost made it even more so!  The water was emptied bucket by bucket into a temporary container made from straw bails and a plastic sheet.

pond repair

The rewards for  the volunteers hard work?  Winter harvest vegetables!

 

winter harvest vegetables
winter harvest vegetables

 

beesintheborough

There are a couple of places available on the 1 day Introduction to Beekeeping Course this Friday 15th February. Ring 07525 991585 for details or see our website – http://www.offshoots.org.uk/training_education.html

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beesintheborough

Just to let you all know that the Instrumental Insemination equipment has arrived together with the Microscope Eyepiece Digital camera!  We also have 4 well made bee hive stands courtesy of Bill Ainsworth.  Thanks Bill!

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