Friday 10th November 2023

1st Hoo Guides and Rangers help us name beehive

1st Hoo Guides and Rangers have been busy naming the new beehive at our Church View development in Hoo, Rochester

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Creating a buzz

The winning name ‘’Bumble Cottage” by Jessica Scales, aged 14, has been created into an informative sign which has been installed next to the beehive at the development. 

Jessica said: “It’s great to have won and to see my name chosen for the beehive. I really enjoyed taking part and learning more about the importance of bees in our environment.”

Jessica received a £50 voucher and the 1st Hoo Guides and Rangers were awarded a £300 donation as a thank you for taking part.
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Jason Stokes, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey South East, says: “We hope that by introducing beehives at many of our developments across the UK we can contribute to reversing the trend of a declining bee population. We would like to say a huge thank you to the 1st Hoo Guides for helping us to name the beehive at Church View and to Jessica for her winning suggestion.”

Christine Comfort, Leader of 1st Hoo Guides and Rangers, adds: “This was a fantastic activity for our guides and rangers to get involved in and everyone has learned a lot about the many benefits bees bring to our environment.  We’re really grateful to Taylor Wimpey for thinking of us and for their donation which will make such a difference in enabling us to replace some much needed equipment.”