Posted on September 30, 2011 at 13:57
If you travel through Hyde Park there is a beautiful avenue of Sweet Chestnut trees (about a hundred) just north of the Rotten Row cycle path and just south of the Serpentine. They are ripe and ready. Take leather gloves for plucking them off the tree and roll the husks under foot to get the nuts out. I got a carrier bag full on Tuesday. The only other pickers were some Italian building workers in their lunch hour and the Serpentine geese are foraging too. Follow the geese for the trees where… Continue
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Thanks David. I would love to come along. Please keep me posted. I live in Kensal Green area.
Thanks very much David. I didn't scoop best in show, it was for video in The Environmental Photographer of the Year exhibition, but I'm not complaining! Thanks for your support, hope the family's well.
many thanks for the message; I have now contacted Harrow Beekeepers Association and will hopefully be joined soon. I entirely agree with your comments about the community project aspects; we are intending to approach with a similar model of 2 main participants - myself to be hopefully included, a few nucleus members and then to possibly introduce (further down the line, with more experience) some sort of open day type introductions.
Do you accept guests to your hives? I'm investigating a couple of sites at the moment, so it's always handy to see what others have done.
Thanks for the prompt reply. I look forward to knowing more about the bees in west london