Glen Scotia distillery adopts 100,000 bees

24th October, 2018 by Melita Kiely

Campbeltown-based distillery Glen Scotia has adopted 100,000 bees to help “preserve the endangered species” and improve the company’s sustainability credentials.


Glen Scotia has taken 100,000 bees under its wing to help preserve the endangered species

Glen Scotia has partnered with Scottish beekeepers at Plan Bee – an eco-innovation business that offers beehive adoption, management and educational services – as part of its efforts to “position the Kintyre peninsula at the forefront of Scotland’s food and drink map”.

The bees will live on-site at the distillery and the honey they make will be available to purchase from the distillery in spring 2019 – in time for the next Glen Scotia open Day, which is scheduled to take place as part of the Campbeltown Malts Festival in May next year.

Iain McAlister, distillery manager at Glen Scotia, said: “We’re dedicated to improving our corporate sustainability and by partnering up with Plan Bee, we can help one of the world’s hardest workers.

“We are very excited about the arrival of the beehives at the distillery. They will help us to progress our plans to be more sustainable and protect Scotland’s beautiful countryside, which is so crucial to the distilling industry.”

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