Ben's Bees

On Monday we were happy to host Ben Moore from Ben's Bees at the apiary at Kings' Buildings.

Ben is an Australian beekeeper who is travelling around Europe, visiting beekeepers and those involved with honey bees, making new contacts, collecting information, and learning as much as possible about different approaches to beekeeping across the world.

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It was a pleasure to meet with Ben and talk about his experiences keeping bees in Australia, and how they differed from Scotland - there were a surprising number of similarities, and also differences - not least that we both need to insulate our hives - ours to keep the heat in, and his to keep the heat out!

We wish Ben all the best with the rest of his travels, and encourage you to follow his progress on his facebook page: