Help for Heroes Recovery Centre Tedworth House is buzzing to be home to a hive of bees which will be looked after by residents as part of their recovery journey. Three colonies were placed in Tedworth House horticultural area on Friday.
With the diverse countryside fauna and trees surrounding Tedworth House and to compliment the Horticultural Therapy programme that is being developed as part of the Rolling Recovery Programme (RRP), beekeeping is thought be an appropriate, important and complementary activity.
Giles Woodhouse, Head of Recovery South, said: “The aim is to introduce bees to the Tedworth House garden with the purpose of familiarising the residents, Band of Brothers and Band of Sisters with the rudiments of beekeeping as part of the Horticultural Therapy programme/Life Skills Course.
“There are clear documented benefits to beekeeping which will be of huge value to the wounded, injured and sick `blokes` as they embark on their recovery journey at Tedworth House. As a beekeeper you continually discover new things about nature, bees, and their remarkable social behaviour therefore, as well as a recovery activity, this will be of great interest to everybody involved.
“Working with bees is so calming and we hope it proves to be a good stress-reliever for our residents.”
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