|Bus cafe at Chain Bridge Honey Farm|
|Union Bridge from above|
|Union Bridge cables - stronger|
than they look!
We chose to walk for a couple of hours to Horncliffe and along the River
|Herriot's Walk at Horncliffe|
|A now-identified flower! Himalayan Balsam which I|
learn is invasive and we are trying to eradicate it
A collection of vintage vehicles is mostly farming-types, but also had a
|Gentleman's caravan at Chain Bridge Honey Farm|
A real bee hive behind glass is a feature of the visitors' centre and there
|Some kind of vetch|
I hope independent bee keepers such as Chain Bridge Honey Farm continue to exist. Its eccentric mix of attractions and cafe made for an excellent afternoon out. However, as we all know, mass-produced chemical products are threatening bees with global extinction, possibly as swiftly as within three human generations. They pollinate as much as a third of all our food plants. What will be the cost of replacing them - environmentally as well as in cash on our grocery bills? We may soon find out as "a contractor for Bayer -- one of the biggest producers of bee-killing pesticides -- is threatening to sue SumOfUs if [they] don’t back off" in their campaign to protect bees. Can you chip in to help SumOfUs fight these bullying tactics? Even if you can't spare money to help, please share the campaign on social media networks and by chatting with friends. The more people who stand up against the likes of Bayer, the more chance we have of keeping bees. Thank you.
|Tree tunnel near Horncliffe|