June’s News

The Beekeepers were delighted to win a 1st prize in the Honey Tent at the Royal Highland Show for their Local Association entry, as well as first time success in the individual classes for two of their members


  1. Local Association class – 1st Prize – Western Galloway Beekeepers Association

The theme was “The Edwardian Beekeeper” and contributions were made by

  • George and Mary Pattison – organisers, stand, photo, veil and gauntlets
  • Dru Hatcher – rolled candle and clear honey
  • John Rennie – OSR honey
  • George Smith – wax etching
  • Mark Mitchell – shoe polish
  • Linda Robertson – bramble and honey whisky
  • Fiona Keith – mead

A great team effort!

  1. Novice class – 1 jar liquid honey – 2nd Prize – John Rennie


  1. Wax model or sculpture class – 3rd Prize – George Smith

Congratulations to all prize-winners

Members of the Association, Martin Donaldson and Linda Robertson, also contributed to the very busy Honey Tent by stewarding for a day

Look out for the Beekeepers stand at Wigtown Show on 2nd August, where the Association entry will be displayed, and come along to our special event, “The Wonders of Honeybees” at Castle Kennedy Gardens on 20th August. Both will be an opportunity for you to find out about bees, beekeeping and how important bees are for our environment