Scottish Beekeepers’ Association - October Update

Even though the schools were off for their October break, we still managed to sneak in a couple of visits to some primary schools across Scotland. We had a glorious drive to Loch Abar outside Fort William, to meet all the children from Loch Abar Primary School. Such an inspiring day chatting all things honeybees, bees, beekeeping and pollination, plus we learned loads too, like the Gaelic for honey is mil and bees are seillians. Thank you!

We then headed south to Bridge of Weir Primary School and spent a wonderful day with the Primary 5, 6 and 7s. They were fascinated to learn more about bees, honeybees and all the products we can get from a beehive, including beeswax. They were interested to learn how the bees make wax and where the beekeepers can use it.

One of our charity’s main aims is to keep alive the heritage of beekeeping, and we regularly run education workshops for beekeepers across Scotland. This month we hosted a skep making workshop, where beekeepers learned how to weave the traditional skeps that have been used in beekeeping for centuries. Hats off to this productive bunch and our skilled volunteers who spent the day crafting their very own skeps!