At Braehead Community Garden (BCG), we have a small community apiary run by volunteer beekeepers.
We currently have two hives and a small workshop for processing honey / storing equipment.
If you’d like to find out more about this fascinating hobby, or might like to join us as part of the beekeeping team at Braehead, email . No experience is necessary and we won’t let you near a beehive unaccompanied until you are ready – but even then, we rarely approach our beehives unless there are at least two beekeepers present.
All of our volunteer beekeepers are members of the Dunblane and Stirling Beekeepers Association. They run an excellent beginners course every each in January which we thoroughly recommend – although places sell out months in advance, so get in touch to book your spot ASAP.
Braehead Beekeepers are members of Braehead Community Garden (membership currently £25 per year). BCG provide all equipment necessary, including suits (although you may want to buy your own to ensure a good fit). While the bees are primarily there to help pollinate our plants, BCG does sell any honey collected to members late in the summer each year.