Penrith Beekeepers News

Beekeepers buzzing about grant award

PENRITH Beekeepers Association has been given a helping hand from a leading housebuilder in the form of a £1,000 grant from the Persimmon Homes Lancashire Community Champions scheme.

The national match- funding program seeks to support groups and charities working to improve the quality of life or environment for local people.

Penrith Beekeepers Association promotes beekeeping in Penrith and the surrounding areas to help eradicate the diseases and disorders in honey bees.

The windfall will help to buy much-needed specialist equipment which will help bees to survive extreme winter weather. Diane Finch, sales and marketing director for Persimmon Homes Lancashire, said: “The community champions scheme was devised to help us support small local charities and organisations that are making a real difference to the lives of people living in the area.”

The C&W Herald, Saturday, 28th January, 2017