I wonder if anyone might be able to help me.
I'm looking for somewhere to keep some bees, and wondered if anyone might know anywhere local that might be suitable.
unfortunately my wife won't allow them in our garden, as she is (in my opinion, unjustifiably!) terrified of them, and so i must find somewhere else.
any suggestions gratefully received - somewhere, ideally out of the way, to which i could get access on a weekly basis through the summer, and occasionally through the winter.
I'm happy to pay my way in kind.
Thanks very much for all your help
There are various allotments in the borough-perhaps an allotment holder woudl permit a beehive?
Council woudl have details of where allotments are. There are some at Hornsey end of Ally Pally (bottom of Muswell Hill).
The council will only allow allotment holders to keep bees, and they require the permission of the allotment committee, the necessary publica liability insurance (which I have) and a level one qualification in beekeeping (which I hanve't got).
I havne't got an allotment in any case!
The Ally Pally allotments have an apiary already, which is currently closed to new beekeepers - I've already made enquiries there.
I have an allotment in Mannock Road and might be interested, if you are still searching. I don't know about all the legals, etc. but the allotment is run by the following group, who should be able to help further, if they can :