The Treehive Project

Updated: Sep 7, 2020

Beekeepers Tanya and Esme Hawkes - the founders of Therapi Honey Skincare - have joined forces with the brilliant tree sculptor and naturalist Rhys Davies to create a series of natural 'tree dwellings' for the wild honeybees at Honeydale Farm.

‘The Treehive Project at FarmED is the realisation of a long-held dream to take the bees back to the trees,’ says Tanya.  ‘Hollow cavities in old trees would have been a common feature in the ancient forests of Britain, and many honeybee colonies would have lived wild and unmanaged in this wooded landscape.’

The installation of Treehive #1 in Spring 2020 was beautifully captured by Jason Taylor from the Source Project - a filmmaker who specialises in telling stories about our relationship with nature, food and farming.


Cotswold Seeds Ltd

FarmED: Farm & Food Education

Cotswold Seeds Ltd has been supported by the Cotswolds LEADER Programme towards the construction of the education building. It is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

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