Roslin Institute: Beekeeping Course

We were involved in helping with beekeeping training courses for staff and students at the Roslin Institute (Easter Bush Campus) in May. Full details from the Roslin Reporter.

This May, the Easter Bush Campus welcomed members of Edinburgh and Midlothian Beekeepers’ Association (EMBA) to host beginners’ classes in beekeeping. The 18 strong class was comprised of veterinary students, PhD students, researchers and staff from across the Campus. The course was led by Alan Riach (Education convenor for the Scottish Beekeepers Association/EMBA), Mark Barnett (Roslin/EMBA), David Wright (EMBA) and MatthewRichardson (University of Edinburgh apiary project/EMBA). Many aspects of beekeeping were covered and put into practice at the recently established apiaries at Easter Bush and at King’s Buildings. The apiary on Campus is being developed as part of a honeybee research initiative led by Prof. Tom Freeman, to enable staff and students to engage in beekeeping as a lunchtime or after work activity and contribute to environmental sustainability.

We hope to be able to be involved in these courses again next year.