Tun­nel is ideal site for hive

Yorkshire Post - - NEWS -

BUILT IN 1811, Stand­edge Tun­nel, near Hud­der­s­field, is the coun­try’s high­est, long­est and deep­est canal tun­nel. The land sur­round­ing it also turns out to be a per­fect for bees.

Sam Christo­pher, duty man­ager of the vis­i­tor cen­tre, said: “We are set in a se­cluded val­ley amidst spec­tac­u­lar scenery, so I can’t think of a more beau­ti­ful, peace­ful place to keep bees.

“Not many places are big enough to safely ac­com­mo­date 10 hives but our site is per­fect. In time, we hope to be able to sell the honey in our shop and use it in the food served in the café. Ev­ery­thing starts with small steps and our own his­tory shows that a good idea al­lied to hard work and in­no­va­tion can be the start of some­thing big.”

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