Would-be beekeepers invited to join course

The replacement Inverurie Academy will be built on the present site.
The replacement Inverurie Academy will be built on the present site.

People thinking about taking up beekeeping are being invited to attend a six-week course of evening lectures at Inverurie Academy over the next few weeks.

The course, being run by Aberdeen and District Beekeepers’ Association (ADBKA), is intended to inspire and inform those who want to know more about the craft of beekeeping and will provide a gateway into what is for many a lifelong pursuit and passion.

Chair of the Aberdeen and District Beekeepers’ Association, Graham Torrie, said: “The most obvious and immediate assistance we can offer is to encourage more people to take up beekeeping and in doing so increase the population of honey bees and help them cope with the many threats that they face.

“Beekeeping is a fantastically rewarding hobby of endless interest, with the added bonus of an annual harvest of honey.”

Run over six Thursday evenings, the course will cover all of the information that new beekeepers will need to confidently take on their first honey bee colony.

The six-week programme begins on February 11 at 7.30 pm and will cost £10, payable on the first evening of attendance – there is no need to book, just turn up on the evening.