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Follow the Bees

Join Scotland's bee convoy as hundreds of hives are moved to Royal Deeside.

Every summer Scotland’s biggest bee farmer transports hundreds of hives to Royal Deeside in north-east Scotland where the bees will feast on heather pollen that coats the hills around Balmoral. It's a major military-style operation leaving Blairgowrie at 5am with huge four-track vehicles in a convoy, all loaded up with hives. Nancy Nicolson joins Murray MacGregor for the journey, tastes last year’s delicious honey and hears about the vital role his bees play earlier in the year in pollinating orchards at the other end of Britain.

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22 minutes

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Sun 1 Sep 2019 06:35


  • Sun 1 Sep 2019 06:35