At The Torridon, we are all about sustainability and helping the environment in any way possible, so we are involved with Scottish Honey to help the bees and produce some honey for us to use. We spoke with Brian The Beekeeper from Scottish Honey who looks after our Torridon hives.
“We had a promising start to the beekeeping season with the Torridon hive securing 30lbs of honey from the Oil Seed Rape fields. The weather was warm and no rain for a month & it was looking like we would be swimming in honey! But alas, that was last we saw of warm sunshine and the rain has not stopped since the middle of June.
The Torridon hive is now in the Stobo Resort Peebles. Due to the wet weather conditions, the bees are having a hard time of it and not much honey has been produced as yet.
The Lime trees are about a week away from coming into flower. There is an abundance of wild flowers available in the Resort: Clover, Willow herb Thistle and Meadow Sweet. All we need is some warm summer sunshine..
I have my fingers crossed that the weather improves and the bees can get to work. The honey from Lime trees is by far the best tree honey and the most popular with my customers.
In about 4 weeks time the Torridon hive will be on the move again and I take them all onto the Pentland hills for the Heather.”