Croydon Beekeepers


How we created a haven for Croydon’s bees

Posted on August 31st, by Ally McKinlay in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Artworks and hard work have created a beautiful bee haven in central Croydon, says Ally McKinlay

Croydon town centre is buzzing once again. This time, it’s thanks to bees: Bee Haven has taken over the piece of derelict land on Park Lane where last year we opened the world’s largest urban saffron farm.

Croydon Saffron Central was a great success and by the start of 2016, … Read More »



Genius loci

Posted on November 24th, by Andrew Dickinson in Culture. 1 Comment

Andrew Dickinson looks back at Croydon’s summer of saffron

A good number of Croydon residents have been fortunate enough to be involved with the incredible, horticultural, community heritage project that is Saffron Central, which has been attracting a lot of interest and enthusiasm.

I visited the site on 8th November to help harvest what may be the last of any great quantity of saffron as temperature and … Read More »



Croydon beekeepers create a buzz at National Honey Show

Posted on November 16th, by Mark Stott in Culture. No Comments

Croydon Beekeepers’ Association celebrates after a series of outstanding wins at the 84th National Honey Show

The annual National Honey Show, held in Weybridge, Surrey, attracts visitors and entrants from across the UK and beyond. At this year’s event, the 84th, Croydon Beekeepers’ Association members Bob Barnes, Meriel Spalding, John Collett, Barbara Barnes and Tracey Carter did Croydon proud with an impressive four first prizes plus … Read More »



Help Croydon’s bees – please

Posted on October 26th, by Mark Stott in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Let’s make our town more bee-friendly, urges Mark Stott

Following the government’s decision to allow farmers to increase the range of crops treated with neonics (nicotinoids: a class of neuro-active insecticides chemically similar to nicotine) I want to write an article about the threat that this poses to bees. I am a passionate beekeeper and am always happy to ‘talk bees’. However, there are lots of people better … Read More »



20 reasons why Croydon isn’t boring

Posted on April 15th, by Bernadette Fallon in Culture. 9 comments

Bernadette Fallon isn’t bored with Croydon – not a bit of it. Here’s why

There’s been a bit of dissent recently. Disgruntled rumblings around the esteemed – albeit virtual – corridors of the Croydon Citizen. Croydon is boring, they say. Dull. With boring people.

Well. I beg to differ. And I’d like to shout it loud and shout it proud – 20 reasons why Croydon isn’t boring!

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