Dunfermline Beekeepers Association Receives Lottery Award

After yet another group in his constituency has received lottery funding, SNP MSP Bill Walker has welcomed news. Dunfermline and West Fife Beekeepers Association has been given an Awards for All Scotland grant of £9,496 from the Big Lottery Fund.

Mr Walker said: “Congratulations to Gordon Henderson and Dunfermline and West Fife Beekeepers Association on being awarded this funding.

“They join a growing list of local groups to be helped by Awards for All Scotland, such as The Abbeyview Project, McLean Primary School , West Fife Multi-Cultural Group and the 4th Dunfermline Company Boys’ Brigade. Grass-roots community groups and voluntary organisations have nothing to lose in applying, and I would encourage them to do so.”

Dunfermline and West Fife Beekeepers Association will run a course to introduce people to beekeeping. This will consist of a number of lectures detailing bee biology, bee hives, pollination, handling bees, diseases and honey/wax production.

The Awards for All grant will fund a PA system, twenty protective bee suits and gloves, ten polystyrene hives, ten polystyrene nucleus boxes, mini marquee, ten hive tools and five smokers and a portable generator.

Awards for All Scotland awards grants of between £500 and £10,000 for art, sport, heritage and community activities and for projects that promote education, the environment and health in the local community. It is supported by the Creative Scotland, sportscotland and the Big Lottery Fund.

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