The importance of pollinators to agricultural production will be highlighted at three events later this month.
The events, organised by organic organisation Soil Association Scotland, include two meetings about pollinators in grassland systems and one about the role of pollinators in an arable enterprise.
First up, an arable event takes place on Monday, July 23, from 3pm to 6.30pm at Lochend of Barra Farm, near Inverurie.
Experts will discuss a three-year study, part funded by the Mains of Loirston Charitable Trust, at the Soil Association’s demonstration farm, near Inverurie, into whether pollinators can raise arable crop yields.
Later that week, two Buzzing About Grassland events are planned including one in Grantown on Friday, July 27, from 10.30am until 3pm at the Grant Arms Hotel.
It includes a visit to Lynbreck Croft where Lynn Cassels and Sandra Baer have planted 23,000 trees to encourage pollinators.
All events are free and include lunch, however registration is required.
Anyone interested in attending is asked to contact Sarah Millar on 07800 841 822.