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2nd October 2019

Bee hives at the energy-from-waste facility

The Suffolk energy-from-waste facility is home to a large colony of bees, situated in our wildflower meadow.

Since their introduction to the site last summer, the colony has grown considerably – there are now more than 200,000 bees pollinating the local land. The on-site meadow is an ideal location for the colony and is now home to an additional two hives.

The bee hives are managed by a local beekeeper who last month invited staff from the facility to find out what goes on inside the hives. We swapped the hardhats and hi-vis jackets for beekeeping suits to get the chance to see the working bees in action. With bee populations in decline across the UK, we’re happy to provide a safe home to this colony.

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