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Newbattle Beekeepers Association

Newbattle Beekeepers Association started in the grounds of Newbattle Abbey College  in 2013 with 4 members of the Lamancha Beekeepers Association, established in 2010, and formerly based at Lamancha Organic Farm near West Linton. Through the dedication of its initial membership, the Newbattle Beekeepers' Association has grown to 120+ members and has become one of the foremost Scottish associations, trailblazing in the field of education for new and not so new beekeepers. The Association is a registered charity - SC049575.

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Honey Bee Swarms

Swarming is a natural process. Most swarms occur on warm sunny days from May to the end of July usually between 11am - 4pm

If you think you've got a swarm please click below

I think I have a swarm of Honey Bees 

Please inform us if the swarm leaves your property or someone else collects the swarm

This will save a wasted journey

Our volunteer beekeepers can only assist in cases of swarms of Honey Bees

So You Want to Keep Bees!


Newbattle Beekeepers Association runs a course each year to help new beekeepers learn the art and craft of beekeeping. The course gives aspiring beekeepers a good working knowledge of both the theory and practical aspects of beekeeping.

We are recruiting participants for the 2023-24 year long course due to start in early July. If your are interested in finding out more click on the link: I Want to Keep Bees  

A Hive of Activity on Saturday 22 April At the Teaching Apiary & Cottage

It was all hands to the deck on Saturday when fourteen members joined the work party to prepare equipment, garden, apiary and cottage for the new season of beekeeping.

Hive parts were painted, cleaned and sorted. The seeds were planted in the raised planting beds and the garden and apiary were made tidy. The steam cleaner worked overtime in the first stage of cleaning wooden hive parts that were then scrubbed by the cleaning team using a soda crystal wash 


 (L to R)    Jonathan & Ross painting hive parts  

Zander, Lorraine and camera shy Keith  scrubbing crown boards & queen excluders

Helen C and Val working in the raised garden beds 


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