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The Shaftesbury Honey Producer With 2.5 Million Bees

Mike Madgwick produces the local Shaftesbury honey that you’ll find on sale at the Tourist Information Centre.

Mike explains his beekeeping duties as Alfred joins him on an inspection of the hives behind his Bimport home.

Mike Madgwick with his hives

Mike is pleased that his colonies are easy to work with because sometimes bees display ‘characteristics’ that make them difficult or even embarrassing to own!

Listen at 5:53.