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Tain nursery kids are treated to visit from beekeeper


By Niall Harkiss

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Beekeeper Martin Macdonald treated children at Ankerville Nursery to a talk on bees and beekeeping.
Beekeeper Martin Macdonald treated children at Ankerville Nursery to a talk on bees and beekeeping.

Beekeeper Martin Macdonald created quite a buzz when he visited youngsters at an Easter Ross nursery on May 4.

Mr Macdonald, who is a committee member of the Easter Ross Beekeepers' association, treated children at Ankerville House Nursery to a talk about the honey bees he looks after in his garden and the special hives they live in.

Stacey Sutherland from Ankerville, said: "We learnt all about the life cycle of the bees and all of their different jobs throughout the hive, such as a worker bee, a nurse bee and the Queen bee, and we even had the chance to see some real honey comb that Martin's bees had created.

"He discussed the importance of bees and why we need to protect them and in turn we get to enjoy their delicious honey. The boys and girls thoroughly enjoyed their visit from Martin, we learnt so much and it was so exciting to see all of the resources used to house and care for the bees."

Mr Macdonald plans to visit the children at Ankerville Nursery in Alness next week for a similar talk.


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