As the bee flies, less than three miles from my home and just to the South of the Warwickshire town of Rugby, in fact on the border of Warwickshire and Northamptonshire lies the secure institution HMP Rye Hill. Few people probably realize, even locally, that within the walls of that place a project is run in cooperation with the Natural Beekeeping Trust (NBKT). A lucky few prisoners who have the privilege to work in the garden have become the carers of a number of bee-hives, Sun-hives and Warre’s.
In the future it is my hope I will be able to write more about this amazing project.
Here is a link to an introductory article (pdf) on the NBKT website which was published in the Biodynamic Association magazine ‘Star and Furrow’ by Heidi Herrmann.