There is a need to promote responsible bee-keeping within community gardens and allotments as part of efforts to preserve honey bees. I have been made aware of the existence of management rules for keeping bees. These rules set out the requirements to be met by anyone keeping bees including completion of a "Basic Beemaster Certificate" and membership of the Scottish Beekeepers Association.
Bee on flowers in Woodlands.
It is my understanding that a policy on bee-keeping is being considered by Glasgow City Council. I am hoping the model policy adopted for Edinburgh City Council's Allotment Strategy located in Appendix 5 will be adapted.