The Victorian replica collection of beehives at Hodsock Priory forms a living attraction on a bright February day when the bees visit the early flowering plants that are planted throughout the grounds. They are maintained by Brian Wilde who was tending the bees when we visited last Thursday. The Apiary was established in 1994 and has been restored by Harris Joinery. The final photograph shows one of those very bees visiting a crocus. Cyclamen also seem a popular plant for bees.

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