A message from the National Trust

As the General Manager for the Shugborough Estate, it’s my job to ensure that everything runs smoothly day to day, and also to plan for the long term future of the estate, balancing access and conservation and conserving the estate for future generations.

We have a lot of changes planned over the next few years and we are going to need some patience and understanding from you while we enact them – they are complex and varied and will take time to settle down.

However this creates exciting opportunities too, and we have factored the future of your apiary in to that, meaning that in a few years’ time we will be able to provide the bees with a new orchard home and your students access to training rooms.

I know that your apiary, and the teaching aspect of it, have been at Shugborough for a long time and I look forward to continuing to work with you to secure its future here.

Best wishes
Hayley Miva, General Manager, National Trust