HC Deb 03 July 1899 vol 73 c1284

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate, having regard to the fact that the question of encouraging bee-keeping in the congested area of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland has been under the consideration of the Congested Districts Board for upwards of a year, will he state what steps have been taken in the matter.


I am informed by the Congested Districts Board that considerable difficulty has been encountered in getting properly qualified persons in suitable places within congested districts to take an interest in bee-keeping. Some fully-equipped hives of the most approved pattern have been sent as an experiment to the Island of Coll, where the schoolmaster has kindly undertaken to have them distributed and supervised. Should the results of this experiment justify them, the Board contemplate a further extension of operations.