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wannaBkeeper 

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Hi, everyone

I have just been offered a great site for an Apiary:D, its about an acre, walled and gated and has vehicle access with a overlooking house for security.

For the moment there is a sufficient wind break but i would like to plant more Trees/bushes, for cover and extend the wind break over the next few years.

Can anyone suggest a suitable tree/bush that is fast growing and bee friendly.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Dave
 

MuswellMetro 

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Hi, everyone

I have just been offered a great site for an Apiary:D, its about an acre, walled and gated and has vehicle access with a overlooking house for security.

For the moment there is a sufficient wind break but i would like to plant more Trees/bushes, for cover and extend the wind break over the next few years.

Can anyone suggest a suitable tree/bush that is fast growing and bee friendly.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Dave
Pussy Willow or other salix to give you early pollen
 

victor meldrew 

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Firethorn is stock proof, evergreen ,will grow as a hedge or against a wall(even an east facing one) and is loved by bees !!

John Wilkinson
 

MJBee 

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I agree with all of the above but would add hazel - good pollen AND nuts - if you can get them before the fauna:seeya:
 

hoomin_erra 

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Blackthorn.

And in November, you can harvest the sloes and make sloe gin!!!!!!!
 
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