Imber Bees

 

The Honey Bees have arrived at Imber. The first hive is now in place and will shortly be joined by a second. The bees are quite active as I understand Simon and Calum have found out……

Yogi will be our resident Bee Keeper mentored by one of our members who has been keeping bees for years.

The hives are placed over the back of the club near the footbridge to 40 acres.

Imber Honey  will soon be on display in the Metropole and will be available to members who may wish to make a contribution to the Met Police Widows and Orphans fund.

 

Caption Competition?

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Judging by this picture it appears that everyone is hanging on every word from Uncle Kevin – but can you guess what he is saying? I know it is Valentines Day but I do not think he is whispering sweet nothings….

I understand Yogi was present so he may be able to shed some light on this.

Perhaps more importantly; Where is this little known room at Imber? What was it used for?  What is the plan for its future use?

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The Bulldozers are at Imber

At long last the work has started on the Rifle Range to make the area suitable for use as a Children’s Nursery. The work is expected to take up to about 10 weeks and after its completion we can then start the work on building the Nursery. Exciting times for us.

We will see this year a complete transformation of our rear gate area , coinciding of course with the flowering of the 500 Daffodils at the roundabout planted by one of our committee members and Imber Volunteer,  Jim from the Dog Club.

The rifle range was used for practice shooting up to the late 1990’s. However  following changes in legislation (The Firearms Amendments Act 1997) brought in as a result of the tragedy at Dunblane Primary School, the range was closed.

The site has remained fairly much derelict since then and now this year will reopen as a Children’s Nursery.