Farming Monthly National|May 2020
As part of a managed pollination scheme described as a five-star working holiday for the bees, they're spending their time foraging 80 hectares of sumptuous apple and pear orchards at Hadlow Place Farm, which is located between Golden Green and Tudeley. Crucial to the success of the annual harvest is the cross-pollination of the flowers on the trees, and this is where the bees have a very important role to play in helping to generate thousands of tonnes of fruit each year. Beekeeper Sergio Pignagnoli brings 34 of his hives to the farm and places them around the orchards, before the bees get to work. The project has been running for many years.
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