Sunday, 9 October 2011

Support needed for bee-keeping

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.

Useful links:

Scottish Beekeeping Association -

Model policy in Edinburgh's Allotment Strategy Appendix 5 -

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