Summertown Health Centre is part of the NHS Forest’s Bee Healthy project, creating healthy havens for bumblebees and other pollinators.
Katherine Blaze, Operations Manager at Summertown Health Centre, said, “We’re chuffed to be part of the project. We wanted to get involved because we are very conscious of bees and want to do all we can to support them. We have a little garden at the front and thought it would be a great opportunity.”
She added that patients were involved in the planting and were excited about the idea. As part of the project the surgery is planning to install ‘bee hotels’ – breeding places for cavity-nesting solitary bees – and a bench for patients to sit and relax.