The National Park Authority administers Sustainable Development Fund grants in Pembrokeshire. To read summary details of the projects supported by the fund, choose a project title from the list below.
On the Trail of WIld Honey
On the Trail of Wild Honey is a collaborative developmental project which will in the longer term link landowners, beekeepers, tourists providers and retailers with habitat conservation projects across Pembrokeshire. The project vision is to:-
Increase the production of premium quality honey from Pembrokeshire landscapes and to link production to the conservation story e.g. re-created heathlands and hay meadows, newly planted orchards and restored peatlands
Create a collaborative working venture between beekeepers, landowners and conservation organisations to further the conservation land management at existing and new apiary sites
Produce associated new local heathland products e.g. heather ale, heather honey mead or heather soap
Promote products in local retail outlets
Establish a ‘honey trail’ in conjunction with tourist providers, to tell the story of the county’s ‘bee-scapes’, the habitat creation projects, the ‘bee boles’, the native welsh black bee and the honey
To achieve this vision support is initially required to further develop an existing ecologically sound wild meadow seed and ecological consultancy business. This will involve expansion to existing capacity in the wild seed harvesting enterprise and to keep bees, process honey and provide hives for apiaries on conservation-minded farms. Work will entail salvaging, re-erecting and sustainably adapting a Dutch barn to house bees, equipment and wild meadow seed drying racks. By purchasing beehives, associated equipment and fencing to establish out-apiaries at sites across Pembrokeshire the initial phase of the project will not only help to secure the future of a viable small farming business but also add value to conservation initiatives that contribute to the conservation, enhancement and creation of important habitats that deliver recognised benefits to biodiversity.
Project Total Cost: £22,475.00
Grant Awarded: £10,080.00