bees are coming to Glasgow royal Infirmary

The use of honey for medicinal purposes has been around for over 5000 years with its origins in ancient Greece Rome and Egypt. We celebrate the honey bee in our logo to recognise the importance of this wonderful insect in sustaining life on our planet.

With the help and support of the Glasgow Beekeeping Association we have secured a site for 2 bee hives at Glasgow Royal Infirmary to arrive in Spring 2021. 

The hives will be located on the roof of the stores building and will be looked after by beekeepers Scott Craig and Mike Duncan  both members of the Glasgow and District Beekeepers Association.

To help our little friends feel at home, we have teamed up with our Friends at the Botanic Gardens who have delivered daffodil bulbs donated by Caulders Garden centres. We had a mention in their November newsletter.

A few weeks ago we approached by Friends of Glasgow Royal Infirmary to see if we could assist with the renovation of some planters near the entrance on Alexander Parade. Caulders garden centres were able to donate 200 daffodil bulbs for use after each of the planters repainted and a brightly coloured fence erected to enclose the area.

These bulbs are planted at the new Lister Building entrance where hospital staff have been making the entrance look more appealing with the assistance from John McParland and Scottish Power Energy Networks.