The Natural Beekeeping teamed up with Pertwood Organic Farm www.pertwood.co.uk to create the first Zeidler tree hive in the UK. Pertwood in Wiltshire is a home to people, sheep, cattle, abundant wildlife and is one of the oldest organic farms in the UK.
The project now includes tree boxes and log hives. From the initial Ziedler hive there are now 5 free living wild colonies.
All colonies are local wild honey bees that naturally populate the nest sites. The aim is to naturally grow the population across the whole farm by providing habitats, deep flowering borders and flowering fertilising cover crops.
2016 - ongoing
Natural Beekeeping Trust
Naturally Occupied Nests
Influenced by agriculture
2,600 organic acres farm.