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Ballina Community Garden-Honeybees and Gardeners win a Community Green Flag award

posted Oct 23, 2018, 7:34 AM by Helen Mooney   [ updated Oct 23, 2018, 9:04 AM ]

Last Saturday we attended an event to mark another first for honey bees in the Moy Valley region: the Ballina Karen Community Garden  was one of only three in the county to win a green flag. 

We have worked with Chris Slack, the community gardeners and Ballina men's shed in recent times and, in light of their enthusiasm, knowledge and commitment, we are not at all surprised to hear of this award.  The presence of a productive hive of honey bees could only have enhanced the garden and we are grateful for the pollinator frielndly plants which have been carefully sourced and planted in large swathes in the past year since the arrival of our bees. 

We enjoy meeting members of the Karen community, and having a pleasant chat over the hedge with Bishop Flemming, when we are there to check on our bees and the variety and amount of fruit and vegetables grown there never fails to impress. Thank you for having us and our bees and for inviting us to your flag raising day.  Continued success.