It would appear that the Post Office hasn’t got the message that bees are a good thing and that killing them is a bad thing, even when they interfere with the postal service. Walking down a lane in Suffolk we came across this letterbox which had been taped up with black and yellow tape to stop people posting letters because some bees had taken up residence. The result was frantic buzzing from inside, lots of bees trying to find their way in and many dead bees who had died trying to get into the box. We tried to poke some holes in the tape but it fell off (whoops) resulting in much happy bee activity. I can’t imagine that anyone would be daft enough to try and post a letter in a box so clearly occupied by bees, but surely the correct action would be to put up a sign saying ‘Box out of action until bees can be moved’ and then call on the help of a local beekeeper? We need all our bees.
One for the Diary
Sat 05.04.2014 - Sun 06.04.2014
Plant Fair @ Great Dixter, Northiam, Rye, East Sussex TN31 6PH
15th-16th & 22nd-23rd February Following the success of their wonderful autumn plant fairs, the team at Great Dixter have decided to add a spring fair... read more...
Sat 19.04.2014 - Sat 19.04.2014
Plant exhibition and sale @ Woottens Plants, Blackheath, Wenhaston, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 9HD
The late and much lamented plantsmen, Michael Loftus, built a collection of over 400 varieties of auriculas over 12 years and his team at Woottens... read more...
Tue 29.04.2014 - Tue 29.04.2014
Plant Fair @ Nettlestead Place, Nettlestead, Kent ME18 5HA
29th April 10am-3pm Event Category: Open Garden & Plant Fair Description: Gardening for Disabled Trust gives grants to help individuals continue gardening despite disability. Its... read more...