The Scotsman cartoon: Bees at Scottish Parliament

Illustration: Iain Green
Illustration: Iain Green
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Buckfast bees took up residence in their beehives at the Scottish Parliament yesterday.

The installation of the hives came amid growing concern about the dramatic decline in Edinburgh’s honey bee population.

The Buckfast variety of bee, which shares its name with the tonic wine, is known for its calm temperament and productivity.


Buckfast bees move in to Scottish Parliament