James Pettigrew Apiary

Why was Carluke a center of beekeeping between 1780 and 1950?

The Clyde Valley was a center of soft fruit growing. To improve the pollination of the plants, farmers kept bees and beehives as support to farming. James Pettigrew specialized in bees and hired out hives for a season. James Pettigrew gained his experience in Scotland, England, South Africa, and Kenya and came back to CARLUKE. The James Pettigrew Apiary is looking to show the changing history of beekeeping in Carluke.