BUCKFAST bees have taken up residence at Holyrood.

The Scottish Parliament became the first legislature in the UK to have beehives when two were installed earlier this year, and now their residents have been moved in. The Buckfast variety of bee, which shares its name with the tonic wine, is known for its calm temperament and productivity. Holyrood presiding officer Tricia Marwick said she was hoping the first batch of honey would be ready to try later this year.Picture: Gordon Terris

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