As the honeybees settle down for winter, and the beekeepers breathe a wee sigh, so the winter season of talks and presentations begins! We are delighted to be working with St Maurice’s High School in Cumbernauld to educate pupils and teachers on all things honeybees and beekeeping. Their horticulture and growing clubs have made a fantastic difference to the school and it was wonderful to see their new orchard, raised beds and chicken coop! Fingers crossed there will be a few hives there next year!

St Maurice High School, Cumbernauld

Next it was the turn of the younger ones, when we visited 70 children at Jessie Porter Nursery in Dundee. The 3 and 4year olds were so excited to learn about bees, honeybees and beekeeping. They loved tasting the delicious honey and going home with their new bee friendship bracelets!

Jessie Porter Nursery Children & New Bee Friendship Bracelets

Lastly, we were welcomed back to Alexandra Parade Primary School in Glasgow as part of National Honey Week. Over 200 pupils from Primaries 2, 4 and 5 were keen to learn how honey is made and sample a variety of honey from across the globe. Their new bug hotel looked great and it was thumbs up from everyone for the ‘well tasty honey!’

Alexandra Parade National Honey Week Thumbs Up!

November is shaping up to bee a busy month across Scotland, we can’t wait!