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Allotment news round up

by Diane - May 14th, 2012.
Filed under: allotment.

Witney Allotment Association has now signed an agreement to lease three sites – in Lakeside, Hailey Road and Newland – from Witney Town Council.

The association will manage the rents, plot allocation, maintenance and waiting lists for the 175 plots.

AN allotment holder has been kicked off his plot after he complained that he was being plagued by bees.

James Flemming, 61, had been gardening at Old Basford Allotments for several months when bees from hives on a neighbouring plot started swarming and stinging him regularly.

AS MANY as six sheds each week are being torched at Birmingham allotments

But Ealing and District Bee Keepers’ Association carried out research in 1998 and recommended no more than two hives on an allotment plot. It said hives should be placed in the centre of a plot so they were not close to the boundaries with a neighbour.