On June the 6th Neil Seymour arived with a fellow-bee-keeper to install the Nature Reserve's first hive.
Members of the Committee hear about the art of bee-keeping, which Neil and a colleague will be talking about after the AGM later this year.
The first bees emerge to explore their new surroundings.
Meanwhile the new path next to the fence was being extended to make it even more inviting. The instrument in the foreground is an azada, a Spanish form of mattock ideal for this kind of work.
The hive is secured to its platform, to prevent honey-loving badgers from overturning it.