I now have a beehive on t'lotty, c/o a friend who is a budding apiarist. I am fascinated by the bees behaviour, and find them a very welcom addition to the patch. The biggest benefit of the hive is, besides the resulting honey, but more of that later, is, the astonishing improvement in pollination and fruit bearing around the hedges. The lavender, blackberries, raspberries, beans & etc, is such an improvment on last year. The honey, simply makes store bought stuff, quite inedible. The lotty honey is what wold have sent Pooh into ecstatic convulsions. I seriously believe that every patch should have at least one hive, for overall improvement of production, and general health. The benefits are SO GREAT !