Our Wildflower Meadow in full Bloom during the Summer
With bee numbers dropping at an alarming rate we decided to help put a stop to the decline. In 2021 we carried out an experiment by converting the piece of waste land in front of the Castle Ruins into a Wildflower Meadow. It was a huge success and provided a welcome source of food for the bees. In 2022 we extended it to twice the original size. This year we are making it 3 times the original size.
In summer we have the wildflowers in full bloom providing essential nourishment for the honeysuckle bees. They provide bees, pollinators and insects with food from leaves, pollen, nectar, shelter and places to breed. Wildflowers are beneficial during the winter also as food is scarce in the countryside, wildflower seeds become an important food source for birds and small insects. “Where there are bees there are flowers and where there are flowers there is new life and hope”.