After a morning of poor weather more than 40 people arrived at Alasdair and Mary’s delightful home and garden to find that the weather was kind and the rainy drizzle had stopped.
The bees are situated about 100 yards away from his house through a woodland garden and over a bridge across his burn. Three hives were inspected and discussed during which time many questions were asked and answered covering the whole range of beekeeping ability and all were thrilled with the session. Indeed, I think it safe to say that everyone learned something from Alasdair’s vast knowledge and practical experience.
Afterwards Mary put on an excellent spread for tea-time and the raffle was drawn for five prizes.
The above does not adequately describe the fun and laughter we had not to mention the discussions that went on throughout. The only disappointing thing was that later we could not go for a ‘wee dram’ at the distillery where we parked our cars – I suppose we can’t have everything can we?
The MBA committee and membership attending offer many thanks to Mary and Alasdair for a marvellous afternoon.