Tay Bees and Honey was established in January 2015 by ex-scientist Gavin Ramsay to harvest the delightfully flavoursome honey to be had around the Tay and the Earn. Look out for it in selected locations – coming soon! You’ll be able to buy it as nature intended, in the comb, as well as in the jar.
Beekeepers and wannabe beekeepers in Scotland are crying out for healthy stocks of local bees to get them going or to replace losses. Get in touch if you are interested in purchasing nucleus stocks or mated queens.
Where have all the native honeybees gone? Most areas now have honeybees which have hybridised with imported strains, but a small group of enthusiasts (is three small?) with a secret isolated site in the Ochils are bringing them back and making queens available.
Anything else? Well, with a wealth of experience behind me, why not share it? I’m helping the Tay Landscape Partnership find and train new beekeepers, and willing to provide services based on beekeeping knowledge and scientific training.
For now I’m building numbers of colonies, getting new sites going particularly in country estates around both sides of the Tay estuary and Earn, and requeening the colonies with Scottish native stock gathered from Tayside, Fife, Aberdeenshire, Moidart and Colonsay.
*** News ***
Interested in learning how to raise and mate your own queens? Book in for the August 2017 Queen Rearing Workshop organised near Perth by Ochils Breeding Group here.