Mayor of Beccles finds out what all the buzz is at open day

Beccles mayor, Richard Stubbings and deputy mayor, Elfrede Brambley-Crawshaw meet the Queen Bee. Ph

Beccles mayor, Richard Stubbings and deputy mayor, Elfrede Brambley-Crawshaw meet the Queen Bee. Photo: Waveney Bee Keepers. - Credit: Archant

The mayor of Beccles was left buzzing after a recent brush with royalty.

Richard Stubbings and deputy mayor Elfrede Brambley-Crawshaw met the Queen Bee at the annual Waveney Beekeepers Group open day on June 18.

Bob Spruce, chairman, introduced the mayoral party to the Queen and her subjects at Grange Farm, in Hall Road, Barsham.

He explained the intricacies and wonder of the bee hive.

Mr Stubbings said: “I had no idea how fascinating bees were and to see them close up was just a marvel”.


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He was particularly impressed in learning the vital role bees play in our society. He said: “Our future food production relies on bees for pollination and without them feeding our increasing population will not be possible.”

Waveney Beekeepers Group aim to promote the craft of beekeeping and advance education on the importance of flying insects.

To learn more about the Waveney Beekeepers Group visit: www.waveneybeekeepers.co.uk.

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