Optix Hives

Sustainability

Protecting Bees in Devon.

Supporting the local Bee and wildlife population in Devon.

Our long term goal is to promote and encourage other businesses in the local area to think about how they can have a positive ecological impact in this beautiful part of the southwest.

Latest News

The Daily Buzz

Strange and curious visitors

Posted by James on June 7, 2021.


Over the past month we were curious to understand who or what had been visiting the Apiary. There had been a number of clues, some less obvious than others and one that only really became clear when looking at it from a different perspective.   

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Planting the wild flower meadow and hive update

Posted by James on April 22, 2021.

While the sustainability project plans were temporarily put on hold during the spring and summer of 2020 our Optix apiary thrived. Each colony was strong in numbers, healthy and produced a rather impressive crop of honey. 

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Our short and long term plans for the current sustainability project

Posted by James Dawkins on March 5, 2020.

The long term goal is to create a lively feeding and nesting ground for insects, birds and small animals. This will be achieved by creating a large area of wildflower meadow, planting trees and setting up bee colonies that help pollinate the surrounding...

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Putting together the Beehive frames

Posted by James Dawkins on March 2, 2020.

I am picking up a Nuc* in the first week of April so decided to start getting the new Beehive ready ahead of time. The main component of a Beehive is the Brood chamber, this is where the queen lays eggs and the workers tend to and raise the young Bees...

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What it's all about

Protecting Bees in Devon.

The decline of the Honey Bee in the UK has been dramatic over the past decade. Pesticides, habitat loss, climate change, disease and invasive species are making the survival of this valuable species almost impossible without the aid of local Beekeepers.

The Honey Bee contributes to a complex, interconnected ecosystem allowing a diverse number of our native wildlife species to co-exist. As well as the huge impact on agricultural crops their pollination of plants, trees and hedgerows

contributes to the growth of our local countryside, serving as home to hundreds of birds and mammals as well as thousands of insect species.

The Optix sustainability program is a project aimed at supporting the local Bee and wildlife population by creating an Apiary and wild flower meadow. Our long term goal is to promote and encourage other businesses in the local area to think about how they can have a positive ecological impact in this beautiful part of the southwest.

Contact

Saying Hello

If you're interested in hearing more about the project, have a question, or just want to say hello then drop us an email at:

info@optixsolutions.co.uk

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