Penrith Beekeepers Association
Amount Granted: £960
Penrith Beekeepers Association have recently been awarded a grant of £960 from the Pride in Penrith Lottery to enable them to set up an association apiary (also known as a Bee yard) just outside of Penrith to provide shelter for beehives and allow groups of beekeepers to keep an eye on them.
Bee colonies are currently in decline and the association hope to combat this with their new apiary, which will help them to promote the support of bee colonies, raise people’s awareness of how the community can help and encourage more people to take up the craft of beekeeping. It will allow them to link in with different organisations and colleges such as Newton Rigg, in order to provide training and support for those interested in beekeeping.