|The day started overcast but it was dry and warm when we set
off laden with new bee hives, power drill, screwdrivers, the part so of a
small bench and tins of paint.
Katie arrived at the house with her dog Charles and we spoke of future ideas
for the house and how fortunate we are as an organization to have been left
such a legacy.
Lee had commenced work on the steps down to the aviary to level them while
Katy and Susan carried the hives to the greenhouse as rain was threatening.
We then began work on the bench to put it at the new apiary. After carrying
it down the new hives was put in place.
Lee filled in the holes in one of the walls in the house where old wall paper
had been torn off to install the heaters in two rooms and painted the walls.
Paul and Jean Lythgoe arrived and Paul had brought his chain saw so that
the Palm tree which sadly had died over the winter (as had many in the area)
cut be cut down. The tree was cut down in parts and two parts of the trunk
were kept to hold back the sides of the steps to the future wildflower meadow
and path and future hide area.
Looking out the window of the reception room on to the pond, the palm tree
is noted by it's absence as it had stood there for many years together but
apart from many of the native shrubs and trees around it.
Jean had been going through a catalogue recently delivered to the house
advertised poloshirts and sweatshirts for potentially purchasing as 'uniforms'
which the committee could wear at events and special occasions.
As part of this workday Phase2
of the new hive installation has been partially completed.
The herb tablet with the bog garden project to the rear.
Paul cuts down the palm leaving a new view of the pond.