Crathes Buzz: Bee Keeping Workshop

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Come and join our Bee Keepers's Special!

The volunteers at the Crathes Apiary tend to a number of beehives over the year to encourage honey bees to pollinate the trees and flowers around the gardens. The apiary is used primarily as a training site for the Aberdeen and District Beekeepers and on completion of a 6 week night class which takes place at the start of the year, aspiring bee keepers enjoy the opportunity to come along and gain some hands on experience prior to them going down the route of setting up their own local apiary.

In co-operation with the National Trust at Crathes we are pleased to provide a interesting afternoon session on the Life and Activity of the Honey Bee and why they are so important in todays ever changing environmental climate.

The bees are very lucky being at Crathes - they enjoy the forage of the spring flowers from the early trees which tends to produce quite a dark honey and toward summer the lighter clovers and flowers provide a light aromatic honey which is great for putting on your toast in the mornings.

Come and enjoy the afternoon with the bee kepers where you'll have the opportunity to get an insight into the fantastic world of bees!

Tea and coffee provided, together with a sample of our delicious Crathes honey!!!

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