Application submitted for beehives in park

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A PLANNING application has been submitted to place up to ten beehives on Darlington parkland.

The Darlington Beekeepers' Association is working with the Friends of the Denes and Darlington Borough Council to site the hives on the redundant green at Bowling Dene park, off Bartlett Street.

Permission is needed from the council to grant the green a change of use and a decision is expected by March.

JAZZ CLUB: Sunday evening Jazz sessions at The Forum, Darlington, continue on February 2 with a performance by the Debra Milne Ensemble.

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1:16pm Fri 31 Jan 14

thehogman says...

I love the idea, however and without doubt they will be attacked by the local idiots....who will see it as a challenge to destroy them
I love the idea, however and without doubt they will be attacked by the local idiots....who will see it as a challenge to destroy them thehogman
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2:12pm Fri 31 Jan 14

pensioner2 says...

I am afraid i have to agree with thehogman the denes is not the safest place to house these hives (for the sake of the bee's!!), i have no doubt that they would be attacked and probably set on fire destroying not only the hives but the bee population living in them, which would be a damned shame -but that is without doubt what would or will happen if they are located there.
Then there will be problems of people and their children using the park fearing for their kids in case the bee's sting them. Great idea in principle, but just not there. Somewhere with difficult "yob" access would be far better, perhaps Brinkburn Pond on the far side of the pond (backing onto Aldgrove Way or the bottom end of the pond where it backs onto Hartington Way)
I am afraid i have to agree with thehogman the denes is not the safest place to house these hives (for the sake of the bee's!!), i have no doubt that they would be attacked and probably set on fire destroying not only the hives but the bee population living in them, which would be a damned shame -but that is without doubt what would or will happen if they are located there. Then there will be problems of people and their children using the park fearing for their kids in case the bee's sting them. Great idea in principle, but just not there. Somewhere with difficult "yob" access would be far better, perhaps Brinkburn Pond on the far side of the pond (backing onto Aldgrove Way or the bottom end of the pond where it backs onto Hartington Way) pensioner2
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