BUSY bees have been hard at work preparing for the upcoming open day at Winsford’s Over Allotments.

Members of the Bee Team - Sue Henshall and Anne Briscoe – have been jarring up honey produced by the bees kept on the site ahead of the open day this weekend.

Mike Allen, chair of the Over Allotments Association, said: “It is the one day of the year when the gates to the town’s secret garden are opened to visitors.

“Open Day is a good chance for people to see the plots, pick up a few tips for growing their own, and relax with a cup of tea and a piece of cake at the Plotters’ Rest, which is our community room and sample some of the honey produced on site by Winsford bees.”

The insects have been foraging in local lime trees, giving the batch on offer a hint of citrus.

Jars have been priced at £5 each and there will be a maximum allowance of two per person.

Last year, the popular sweet treat sold out within an hour – so early arrival is advised to get your hands on a jar.

Gates open to the site in Moss Bank at 10am on Saturday, July 14, to allow members of the community to come along and see where fresh produce is grown right on their doorstep.