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Marshland St James care home residents enjoy all things bees

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Staff and residents at Barchester’s Hickathrift House care home in Marshland St James were buzzing when they celebrated all things bees with Heath Farmhouse.

Heath Farmhouse is a family-run small farm that makes and sells natural products such as honey, wax melts, candles and balm.

Proceeds from every bee product goes back to the bees on their farm.

Residents at the home enjoyed a visit from Heath Farmhouse
Residents at the home enjoyed a visit from Heath Farmhouse

Heath Farmhouse Ltd provides educational talks, recovers hives and bee swarms and offers unique experiences booting up to see the colonies.

They are specialists in removing honey bees and bumblebees from roofs and chimneys and all bees are relocated to a purely organic farm as part of Fring estate to enjoy the natural environment that’s had been created for them.

Heath Farmhouse hosted a talk, raising awareness of the importance of bees and beekeeping.

Heath Farmhouse visited Hickathrift House
Heath Farmhouse visited Hickathrift House

Residents learnt lots, from how bees build their hives to how their nutrition impacts the honey.

They heard fascinating facts and personal stories from the beekeepers as well as seeing and feeling the bees in their frame.

General manager Paula Colman said: “Our residents all love to watch the wildlife in our gardens, so they were only too happy to discover more about bees and how we can support them.

“Heath Farmhouse were exceptional and made special moments for every resident, from letting them with sight impairments to touch the glass and feel the bees buzz, to creating a fun fact bee sheet for a resident who loved hearing all the facts.

Honey (57851212)
Honey (57851212)

“We can’t thank them enough for these special moments and spectacular donations.”

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