Solar farm honey might be our favourite thing ever

Fancy some gasworks guacamole? How about coal mine coffee? Anyone?

Sunny honey though? That could definitely work.

The great thing about solar farms is that you can keep using the land for other stuff: sheep farming, grazing alpacas, planting wildflowers, grazing more alpacas. Stuff like that.

But a solar company called Belectric has taken this a step further. They let local beekeepers set up hives at a handful of their UK solar farms, and the bees work their black and yellow magic on the wildflowers planted between the panels. 

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The result: a bumper crop of delicious honey to complement the 40m kilowatt hours of clean power they generated last year.

You've probably heard that bees have had a rough time recently, and solar farms like these can help by giving the little guys a safe place to live (solar farms are normally fenced off, so the hives don't get stolen or damaged) and a good source of high grade pollen nearby.

The bees work their black and yellow magic on the wildflowers planted between the panels.

The beekeepers made their first Sunny Honey collections at the end of the flying season, leaving most of the honey in the hives to see the bees safely through the winter. A second collection will be made when the bees re-emerge from their hives and start foraging in spring.

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Belectric (and your resident bees), we salute you!

Don't worry sheep, we salute you too.