Kelvin Valley Honey

Kelvin Valley Honey is an initiative of Kilsyth Community Market Garden a Company Limited by Guarantee with charitable aims owned and managed by residents of the Upper Kelvin Valley.

The project was born out of people’s concerns about the dramatic decline in the area’s honey bee population in recent years and the negative impact this has on crop, wildlife and certain woodland trees pollination. The decline is due to a number of factors, amongst which are: the increase in Varroa Destructor mite, American and European Foul Brood infestation, Colony Collapse Disorder, couple these factors with the especially harsh winters in 2009 – 2010 and 2010 – 2011 together with substantial reductions in the numbers of people keeping honey bees. It is estimated that in the past two years the local areas honey bee population has fallen by 2 million bees with fewer than 50 colonies involving a few handfuls of beekeepers remaining.

Organisation Details
Website:http://www.kelvinvalleyhoney.org.uk/
Email:mclean_h@sky.com
Phone:01236 820537
Address: 28 Murray Avenue, Kilsyth
Glasgow
SENs:
Community Food SEN