Honey business offers beekeeping workshop at a Fife visitor attraction

Budding beekeepers are being offered the chance to learn the necessary skills at a Fife visitor attraction.

By Kevin McRoberts
Friday, 10th June 2022, 1:48 pm

Having recently sited four of its beehives in the grounds of Cambo Gardens & The Stables Visitor Centre at Kingsbarns, sustainable honey business Webster Honey is in the midst of running honeybee workshops for people who want to learn more about how to look after bees.

With the first workshop having taken place last weekend, there will be a further workshop this Saturday (June 11) at 1pm, with spaces still available. The two hours tuitorial is a mix of theory and practical.

Sure to be an absolute haven for honeybees, Cambo Gardens’ ever changing Walled Garden contains 24 different areas of seasonal interest. In the autumn there’s a North American Prairie, herbaceous borders and a potager alive with vibrant colour.

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Webster Honey now has four beehives sited in the grounds of Cambo Gardens near Kingsbarns.

With the Visitor Centre frequently hosting local Makers Markets and Craft Workshops, adding Honeybee Workshops to the mix had long been an objective, explained Judy Drew, Learning & Engagement Officer from Cambo Gardens.

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She said: “We’re really pleased to be working with Webster Honey running these workshops, the first one went down very well indeed with a small group of interested participants able to get up close and personal with the hives.

“Meik from Webster Honey is fantastic in putting it all across. You can tell he is very passionate about what he does, but not only that, he is well used to engaging with people of all ages, from children to adults, telling them all about the fascinating life cycle of bees.”

Judy added: “We can look at doing more workshops in the future. Webster Honey’s ethos in feeding all of its profits back in to buying more hives fits well with our aims here at Cambo Gardens to promote local and sustainable small businesses.”

Daniel Webster, from Webster Honey, believes Cambo is an ideal location for bees.

He said: “Cambo Heritage Trust, which runs the Gardens & Visitor Centre, has real passion and enthusiasm for sustainable food products, seen in its retail shop and café, plus a commitment to supporting us by hosting hives.

"Overall, there is an existing, highly engaged, customer base which is very interested in learning about beekeeping. “We’d like to thank Cambo once again for getting on board with this.”

To find out more about Saturday’s workshop, visit the Webster Honey website. The site also has more information about the business, and an online shop selling various varieties of organic honey.