'I spend my lunch break with 150k bees'
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The urban beekeeper who skips lunch to tend to his bees

While most of us are grabbing a sandwich on our lunch breaks, Tim Vivian checks on his 150,000 bees on the roof of the city centre building where he works.

The 55-year-old computer programmer installed three hives on the roof of The Custard Factory in Digbeth, Birmingham, after getting the go-ahead from his employer.

His "Brummie bees" now produce 150 jars of honey a year.

Customers include a hotel and he is also in talks with a brewery which wants to start making honey beer.

Video journalist: Louise Brierley

  • 30 Jun 2019
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