You can make a lot of speeches, but the real thing is when you dig a hole, plant a tree, give it water, and make it survive. That's what makes the difference.
Not that many people keep bees in and around buxton and it would be great if there were more, for ecological as well as local food production reasons.
In March Mike Cross from the Derbyshire bee-keeping association gave a very interesting talk on bee-keeping, and following that a group of us have started to network. We had an informal meeting in the pub earlier this week and we'll continue to keep in contact, sharing experiences, ideas, information and even equipment.
Ideally it would be great to get a communal apiary off the ground (possibly literally, we did discuss rooftop hives!) in Buxton. But we need a volunteer to get the ball rolling...
So if that could be you, or if you have an interest in bee-keeping, or any queries - please add a comment to this forum topic!