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Bees helping with mental health in Aylesbury Vale

Bees helping with mental health in Aylesbury Vale

Published by Dan Gooding at 5:42am 2nd September 2019.

Armed forces and emergency service personnel are getting help with their mental health thanks to bees in Aylesbury Vale.

A new project, called Therapbee, is starting up, using bee keeping as a way to get people relaxing and talking.

Jim Webster is behind the idea.

He said it all started out with a few people at RAF Halton:

"It seemed that there was nothing out there that could be as therapeutic as bee keeping.

"Then another associate within the RAF happened to be a part of the police force and said 'Why can't I come along?'

"So it seemed only natural to marry the two together."

Jim says it's all about giving back to those who've served us:

"I can't think of a better way than a load of guys and girls getting together, sitting down, having a cup of tea, maybe having some toast and honey, making some bee hives, going around seeing the bees, learning about them and then offloading what could potentially be on their mind that they have no one to talk to about."

Today, Greatmoor Energey from Waste are presenting 1 million bees and hives to the project.

It's to celebrate their 1,000,000 tonne of waste to energy figure.

Jim's hope is to expand this project across the country.

You can find out more here.

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