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Bee project sets Royal Dornoch buzzing


By Caroline McMorran

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Royal Dornoch Golf Club (RDGC) is now buzzing with even more activity than usual after bee hives were sited on the links course.

The initiative has been sponsored by club member George Lengvari in memory of his father, also called George, a renowned beekeeper from Cromarty.

Royal Dornoch Golf Club captain Willie Mackay (far left) with Goerge Lengvari and club member Murray Lewis.
Royal Dornoch Golf Club captain Willie Mackay (far left) with Goerge Lengvari and club member Murray Lewis.

The bee project is part of the work the club has been undertaking in conjunction with Golf Environment Organisation (GEO), to protect the environment and sustainable golf. So successful have they been that the club recently became officially GEO certified.

Course manager Eoin Riddell said: "GEO covers everything to do with running a golf club, not just the course. For example, using reusable bottles or local produce to keep down the carbon footprint of deliveries."

RDGC general manager Neil Hampton said: "We want to ensure that the planet is safe to inhabit form many generation to come and this is just another part of what we are doing to achieve that."

Mr Lengvari said: "There is nothing my father would have been prouder of than for RDGC to recognize the importance of bees and the role they play in ensuring the sustainability of much of our planet’s vegetation. As he would have said – without bees there can be no life as we know it."


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