WE GET A BUZZ FROM BEES!
In June 2017 the Peebleshire Beekeepers Association (PBKA) launched a conservation project for Scotland’s native bee in the Borders. ''Peeblesshire is thought to be a ‘hotspot’ for colonies of bees with a high percentage of black bee genetics within them. It is the aim of the project to actively promote Scotland’s native honey bee, to create a ‘buzz’ locally about them, to engage the community and spread the word about why these bees are so special and what we can do to help.'' Windlestraw is delighted to support this important project directly.
Currently we use local honey for recipes and the breakfast buffet but those of you who follow our garden restoration project will know that we are soon introducing beehives and will produce our own honey. Our hives are being manufactured by Caddon hive here in Walkerburn and the nucleus of our first colony arrives in April. In doing so we will not only become more self sufficient we be supporting the local beekeepers project to protect and nurture native Scottish bee colonies.