A FAMILY run property plans to host a number of hives of a Kinross artisan honey enterprise on its grounds.
The Craigsanquhar Property goals to carry its meals miles down through the use of the bees to naturally pollinate their gardens.
The property has agreed to work with Webster Honey so as to add homegrown honey to its assortment of current merchandise and promote a extra sustainable solution to produce fruit, greens and flowers.
The Craigsanquhar Property close to Cupar, Fife, plans to launch a farm store later this yr to promote the honey to their retail buyer base and to serve it to company staying on their premises.
The hives will probably be positioned in a sheltered space of the East aspect of the property, which incorporates a restaurant, a working walled backyard and a decorative backyard.
Elizabeth Herkes, daughter of the present homeowners, manages along with her husband the Orvis endorsed wingshooting lodge positioned six miles away from St. Andrews.
Amongst different advantages, she sees the partnership as a future alternative to supply beekeeping experiences to company and prepare visits to see the hives for native schoolchildren.
She says: “Bees are vitally vital to the farming business, and we’re excited to assist them thrive.
“In addition to enhancing our carbon footprint via bringing down meals miles, we determined to get on board with Webster Honey as a result of we have already got a preferred vary of signature condiments, together with jams and chutneys, which we plan to promote in our forthcoming store.
“We really feel that our company will benefit from the sustainability side, in addition to taking dwelling honey from the very place they visited.
“Webster Honey have so many sensible and achievable ways in which companies like ours can get entangled in. They make it simple to save lots of the bees!”
Meik Molitor, Webster Honey beekeeper, feedback: “What a improbable bee pleasant location for our bees this lovely property is, they’re completely going to like it right here, surrounded by so many fruits, greens and flowers.
“Elizabeth and her husband are to be recommended as they’ve had the foresight to see precisely the place bees match into the delicate eco system with their very important pollination position.
“Hopefully they are going to begin producing quickly, and Elizabeth can sit up for filling the cabinets of her store with scrumptious, home-produced honey, doubtlessly flavoured with flowers and herbs from her personal backyard.”
Different hospitality companies at present working with Webster Honey embrace Monachyle Mhor at Balquhidder, and Eden Locke Aparthotel in George Road, Edinburgh.