As part of a nationwide bee preservation project in cooperation with the British Beekeepers Association, we have bees at Leigh Court.

“Build the Buzz” is a national scientific project using hive monitoring equipment to provide a greater understanding of life within the hive.

Through the use of sensitive technology they will be able to monitor honey bee activity 24/7, 365 days a year to have a better understanding life within the hive. This is a British Beekeepers Association initiative & technology partner Arnia Ltd. For more information please have a look at their website:

The hives are located at the far end of the grounds, and will be fenced off to avoid people getting too close. The beekeeper will be visiting regularly to maintain the hives, and sharing information and the findings of the research with us.

I’ve always fancied the idea of a hive, add a spot of innovative technology and how could I resist!