Busy bees at Glentress

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29 APRIL 2014NEWS RELEASE No: 16255

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There’s a real buzz going on at Glentress Forest now that a new demonstration hive has been installed in the WildWatch centre.

Visitors to the popular forest will be able to view the bees at work, bringing in pollen from the wildflowers found all over the forest.

Forestry Commission Scotland teamed up with the Scottish Beekeepers Association to create the new visitor attraction.

Cathie Sutherland, the Commission’s facilities manager at Glentress said:

“The WildWatch centre at Glentress is very popular with visitors who want to discover more about the amazing wildlife in and around the forest.

“The new bee hive is fascinating and you can spend ages watching them all go about their busy working lives. It has proved very popular with the visitors.”

The bees fly in and out of a specially made opening located high up in the building and travel up and down a clear tube into the hive.

The bee viewing season is planned to extend right up until October.

For more information about Glentress Forest, go to http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/forest-parks/tweed-valley-forest-park/glentress

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