A BEE conservation organisation in Northwich have teamed up with a national wholesaler to boost the number of hives across Cheshire.

Bees in Our Community was set up in 2016, offering the free and ongoing loan of beehives and honeybees to home and landowners in the county.

And they will now be supported in their quest to increase the bee population by national wholesale company TIMco.

Karl Colyer, of Bees in Our Community, was delighted with the support given by TIMco and said: “As a not-for-profit business, every penny counts and is directed towards helping honeybees.

“The very generous supply of screws and several van loads of wood has really helped us provide quality hives for the bees.”

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Simon Midwood, Managing Director of TIMco, added: “We are excited to be supporting local initiatives such as Bees in Our Community and to be helping them with such a positive initiative.

“As a founding sponsor, we look forward to continuing to support the organisation’s outstanding work and to helping make a positive environmental impact within our local community.

“In the future, we hope to have some hives on TIMco’s land in Nantwich in order to bring our support for this cause to life.”

The aim of the partnership is to get to over 300 hives into the local community, supporting locally bred and raised bees.

These native bees play a vital role in pollination, with an estimated one third of all foods consumed each day relying on pollination by bees.

The hives are hand made from locally sourced and recycled wood, which has been donated by TIMco who are also pledging further donations throughout the year.

Further information regarding the work carried out by Bees in Our Community can be found on their website here.