31 Oct '13, 5pm

Golfers make a bee-line for Camberley Heath | Today's Golfer

Project Pollinator was launched at Surrey's Camberley Heath GC back in August when eight honey bee hives were installed in the out of play area near the 17th and 18th fairways. The idea came about when Course Manager, Nick Paris, was exploring ways to regenerate the heathland on the course and one option he suggested was to increase the heather growth. Nick was aware that the British bee population is in decline and thought the course would be a great home for them. A member at the club put Nick in touch with the local bee keepers and the hives were installed a few weeks later. Nick is keen to restore the heathland ecology and character back to the original Harry Colt design of 1913, encouraging all Club members to take a great interest in the habitat of the course they play on. The introduction of bees was the perfect way to help with the pollination of heather; bees see ...

Full article: http://www.todaysgolfer.co.uk/news-and-events/course-news...

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