Stories from the Barn

A hive of activity in the Hampshire Down lands

Nature Conservation

Join us as we step out of our homes, into the garden and into wild places. This has been a year when we have all learnt to reconnect with nature and it has been a joyous and uplifting experience. Taking that experience forward in a purposeful way is something we can all action. There is a sense of wonder in the smallest of observations or the widest of landscapes and as we share our thoughts we would also love to hear from you. Tag your nature conservation photos on social media using the tags  #honeybeebarn @honeybeebookbox

Lichen on tree bark

The Beauty of Lichen on Trees

Take time to look at lichen on tree trunks this Winter. As the leaves fall from the trees it is a good opportunity to look at the lichen growing on…

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Field Pond

A Forgotten Landscape Lost Ponds

Looking out for lost ponds and forgotten landscapes. I am on the hunt for a forgotten landscape, not secret valleys and hidden forests but lost ponds. So it is with…

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Trees can inform us about the geology beneath our feet

Slow Down For Trees

Slow Down for Trees. Most of us love a walk in woodlands. The swell of woodland birdsong in Spring, the smell of woodland decay in the Autumn, the noise of…

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Creating a wildflower meadow

Hoping for a Wildflower Meadow

To cut or not to cut? Every year I find myself in a right old pickle. We grow a two acre field of grasses and meadow flowers, not for hay…

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Importance of bees

The Importance of Bees

The importance of British Bees. The importance of bees and the need to call a halt to their current demise is a complex problem. It will have escaped few peoples…

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Grow an oak tree

Grow an Oak Tree

Make this the year to grow an oak tree. 2020 has been a unlike any other and sometimes it can be hard to find the positive things.  Make 2020 the…

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The web of the Orb Spider

Inspired by The Orb Spider

What nature inspires art, could it be the orb spider? Many artists and writers use nature to inspire their work. I felt inspired by the orb spider on my walk…

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Growing Wild Flowers from Seed

Growing wildflowers from seed. No matter how small your own patch of green earth is there is always space for a patch of wildflowers and grasses. The benefits of growing…

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