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Chippindale Foods celebrate bee friendly egg success

This month we have a 'guest blog' - Chippendale Foods.

Egg producer Chippindale Foods has created 16 acres of bee habitat following the success of its Bee Friendly Egg initiative, which was launched three years ago.

The company began its unique collaboration with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in 2013, setting out to introduce pollen and nectar rich habitats at its egg producing farms in Yorkshire.

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Giving wild flowers a chance

By Aoife O’Rourke, Conservation Officer (SW England)

“ NOTHING is so beautiful as spring-
When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush;
Thrush’s eggs look like low heavens, and thrush
Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring
The ear, it strikes like lightenings to hear him sing;
The glassy peartree leaves and bloom, they brush
The descending blue; that blue is all in a rush
With richness; the racing lambs too have fair their fling.”

(Excerpt from ‘Spring’, Gerard Manley Hopkins)

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