Thank you, Sandy and Lilian

Sandy and Lilian Gordon are finally hanging up the shop keys after running the Association Honey Jar Store for an astonishing 34 years! Over that time, many hundreds of ADBKA members will have visited Danestone Market Garden to borrow equipment or to stock up on jars, syrup, candy and more. No one went along without taking the chance to tap Sandy for advice and guidance on some or other beekeeping challenge, and our association has been enriched by his wisdom and experience.

Voluntary organisations such as ours can only operate with the generosity and goodwill of those members willing to give their time and energy in undertaking the huge amount of work that goes on behind the scenes. There can be no finer example of that commitment than the contribution that Sandy and Lilian have made to Aberdeen and District Beekeepers’ Association. For that, we offer our sincere, heartfelt thanks.

But fear not, Sandy will continue to manage the loan equipment held at Danestone (see the Services page), so you will still have an excuse to visit and to quiz Sandy on how he goes about building up such strong colonies and how exactly he gets that exceptional return from the heather year after year!

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