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about Gordon Mackay

About Gordon Mackay

During his time as a horticulture student on the two year program at Threave School of Gardening in Scotland, Gordon was deeply inspired by honey bees. It was only a matter of time before this interest became an obsession.

Gordon has completed the BC Bee Masters Certification and was recently on the Executive Committee of the Cowichan Beekeepers Society.

He was fortunate enough to be able to attend the 2019 National Honey Show and Conference in the UK. He has been a student of Andrew Abrahams at the Colonsay Black Bee Reserve in Scotland, a world renowned island where the population of black native honey bees are protected, researched and maintained by Andrew. Colonsay is one of the few places in the world to be free from the Varroa mite.

A swarming hive…awesome hand warmer! A beautiful thing when the bees can be so gentle when swarming.