Bee stall creates show buzz

Bees on display at Mid Argyll Show

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Among plenty of new attractions at this year’s Mid Argyll Show was a section on bees – the busy unsung heroes of food production across the world.

Honey bees are important, not only for the production of honey but also for the contribution they make to the pollination of many crop species and to the wider environment.

Scottish Government figures suggest there are around 2,400 hobby beekeepers around the country, along with around 25 commercial bee farmers.

Mid Argyll Agricultural Show this year submitted a community fund application to The Scottish Salmon Company for a grant towards an educational bee stall.

The stall offered information to the public on the importance of bees in the pollination of many food crops, allowing the public to obtain information and witness the bees in action.

The show committee is grateful for the support of the Scottish Salmon Company towards the cost of the bee stall at the show.