As the summer draws to a close, the honeybees and beekeepers start to prepare for the cooler autumn months and winter feeding. It’s a buzzy time though for schools and our education talks. We were delighted to be invited to Dedridge Primary School in West Lothian to talk to the P4-7 classes there about bees, honeybees, honey and pollination!

Next, we enjoyed a tour of the South West of Scotland, stopping first at the sunny Ayrshire coast to chat to pupils and teachers from Troon Primary (all 400 of them!).

We continued our journey south, to support Western Galloway Beekeepers with their Food for Farming days at the beautiful Castle Kennedy. It was the older age groups this time, with several secondary schools in the local area sending their S2 years along to understand more about food and where it comes from, and how we can conserve our food supply chains. A great day out and lots of engaged and interested teenagers!

Last but not least, we helped Glasgow and District Beekeepers’ Association celebrate their centenary year by co-hosting a one-day beekeeping convention, where beekeepers from across Scotland learned more about pollinating flowers and plants, practical beekeeping and how the French cope with a new non-native invasive species, the Asian hornet. A fun filled entertaining day for all!

Scottish Beekeepers’ Association