Newbattle Beekeepers Association

Book the Bee Academy for your next Event

Venue information:

Newbattle Bee Academy is situated in the grounds of beautiful and historic Newbattle Abbey College on the outskirts of Dalkeith in the heart of central Scotland.

It could well be the perfect setting for your next event.

To arrange a viewing or to find out more please contact us.

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Planning an Event and looking for a venue? 

Please Note:

A session is considered to be a half (1/2) day (4 hours maximum ) use (morning, afternoon or evening). The minimum hire period is one session.

The room hire charge is £50 per session. 

Length (metres)

Width

Maximum Capacity

50 - 60 standing (chairs can be arranged along a side wall if required)

40 seated (theatre style) comfortable 

50 seated (theatre style) tight

50 is the maximum number of seats available

12 seated (boardroom style)

24 seated (cabaret style)

36 seated (at individual tables of 6)

12 seated (horseshoe style)

15 seated (open space style)

Read & Download the Documents Below

Room Layout Configerations

Catering Options

General Conditions of Letting

Booking Form (Pdf) 

Booking Form (Word Download)

Privacy Policy (Download)

Privacy Policy (Read only) 

The best way to layout a room is dependant on a number of factors including:

  • The size of the audience
  • The level of activity and interaction required


Make Your Booking Request

  • Check the calendar below to make sure the Bee Academy is available on the date(s) you require. Click on the event to find out if it is being held at the Bee Academy. 'For Information Only' means that the event is being held at another venue. 
  • To proceed with a booking request download the booking form here.
  • Complete the form in BLOCK CAPITALS
  • Confirm that you have read the Conditions of Let and agree your responsibility for ensuring compliance with these conditions
  • Make a copy of the Booking Request Form, keeping a copy for yourself and attach it to the Booking Request Email  

Year: 2022

1January, 2022
Jan 10 Library Open for Business - Bee Academy
Jan 15 Facilitating Click & Collect - Library & Garden Duties
Jan 22 Collect Your Candipolline from the Bee Academy on Saturday
Jan 27 Library - Open
February
Feb 05 Bee Academy Library - Open for Borrowing & Return of Books
Feb 12 BIG - Microscopy Workshop - First Date - 12 February 2022
Feb 13 Bee Academy Library - Open for Borrowing & Return of Books
Feb 19 BIG - Microscopy Workshop - Second Date - 19 February 2022
Feb 20 Hive & Frame Making Workshop - First Session
Feb 26 BIG - Microscopy Workshop - Third Date - 26 February 2022
Feb 27 Hive & Frame Making Workshop - Second Date
Feb 27 Bee Academy Library - Open for Borrowing & Return of Books
March
Mar 04 Community Outreach Presentation - Junior Ranges (Family included)
Mar 06 March Monthly Meeting - Social ( with a Bite to Eat)
Mar 06 Bee Academy Library - Open for Borrowing & Return of Books
Mar 11 JBC - Start of Year Question & Answer Session
Mar 12 BIG - Equipment Building Workshop
Mar 19 Bee Academy Library - Open for Borrowing & Return of Books
2April
Apr 02 2 April - Join the Work Party & Help Get Ready for the New Season
Apr 10 Bee Academy Library - Open for Borrowing & Return of Books
Apr 10 2022 Annual General Meeting - Sunday 10 April, 2022
Apr 23 Bee Academy Library - Open for Borrowing & Return of Books
Apr 29 JBC - Marker
May
May 01 Bee Academy Library - Open for Borrowing & Return of Books
May 01 May Monthly Meeting - Social ( with a Bite to Eat)
May 06 Junior Bee Club
May 13 Bee Academy & Apiary Visit by Edinburgh University Students
May 13 Set Up - Pop Up Shop - Friday 13 May - Afternoon
May 13 Junior Bee Club
May 14 Pop Up Shop - Saturday 14 May - Morning
May 14 Pop Up Shop - Saturday 14 May - Afternoon
May 20 Junior Bee Club
May 22 Bee Academy Library - Open for Borrowing & Return of Books
May 27 Junior Bee Club
June
Jun 03 (Cancelled) Junior Bee Club
Jun 04 BIG - Queen Rearing - Grafting Group (Cancelled)
Jun 05 Bee Academy Library - Open for Borrowing & Return of Books
Jun 05 Our Tree for Bees June Social Gathering (Family & Friends Welcome)
Jun 08 Newbattle Abbey College - Introduction to Beekeeping
Jun 10 Junior Bee Club
Jun 10 Bee Academy - Prepare for Honey Extraction
Jun 12 Honey Processing at the Bee Academy - Gino Jabbar
Jun 14 Board of Trustees Meeting - 14 June 2022
Jun 14 Bee Academy - Prepare for Honey Extraction
Jun 15 Honey Processing at the Bee Academy - Ewan Mealyou
Jun 17 Bee Academy - Prepare for Scottish Beekeepers Association Beginner Beekeeper Examinations
Jun 18 Examination Times for the SBA - Basic Beekeeping Examination - 2022 - Newbattle Teaching Apiary
Jun 18 1st Alert - SBA - Basic Beekeeping Examination - 2022 - Newbattle Teaching Apiary
Jun 18 Support Team - SBA - Basic Beekeeping Examination - 2022 - Newbattle Teaching Apiary
Jun 18 Bee Academy Library - Open for Borrowing & Return of Books
Jun 18 Bee Academy - Prepare for Honey Extraction
Jun 19 Honey Processing at the Bee Academy - Claire Davies
Jun 19 Honey Processing at the Bee Academy - James Thompson
Jun 19 Honey Processing at the Bee Academy - Martin Wylupek
Jun 21 Honey Processing at the Bee Academy - Forest Kindergarten
Jun 23 Honey Processing at the Bee Academy - Josefine
Jun 27 Scottish Beekeepers Association, Basic Beekeeping Certificate Graduates, 2022 Invited to Join the BIG
Jun 29 Bee Suit, Gloves & Library Books - Have you returned yours?
3July
Jul 03 Beginner Beekeepers' Course July 22 - June 23
Jul 03 Beginner Beekeepers' Course July 22 - June 23 (for Junior Members)
Jul 03 July Social Gathering with an Opportunity to Meet our New Beginner Beekeepers
Jul 17 Honey Processing - Sunday AM Session - Extraction
Jul 17 Honey Processing - Sunday PM Session - Extraction
Jul 23 Honey Processing - Saturday AM Session - Extraction
Jul 23 Honey Processing - Saturday PM Session - Extraction
August
Aug 04 Visit to Newbattle Bee Academy - Newbattle Primary School
Aug 07 Bee Academy Library - Open for Borrowing & Return of Books
Aug 07 August Monthly Meeting with Guest Speaker Matthew Richardson & an Opportunity to Network
Aug 09 Board of Trustees Meeting - 9 August 2022 (Cancelled)
Aug 10 Beginner Beekeepers' Course July 22 - June 23
Aug 10 Honey Processing at the Bee Academy - Scott C
Aug 13 Honey Processing - Saturday AM Session - Bottling NBA Honey
Aug 13 Honey Processing - Saturday PM Session - Bottling NBA Honey
Aug 14 Board of Trustees Meeting - 14 August 2022 (New Date)
Aug 17 Foster Parent Forum - Hives and hive parts, tools, uniting colonies and extraction
Aug 19 Pick Up Your Apivar from the Bee Academy
Aug 20 Honey Processing at the Bee Academy - Gino J
Aug 21 Honey Processing at the Bee Academy - Gino J
Aug 22 Honey Processing at the Bee Academy - Gino J
Aug 24 Honey Processing at the Bee Academy - Helen N
Aug 25 Honey Processing at the Bee Academy - Edith B
Aug 26 Honey Processing at the Bee Academy - Colin M
Aug 27 Honey Processing at the Bee Academy - Josefine S-F
Aug 27 Honey Processing at the Bee Academy - Rosemary M & Martin V
Aug 27 Bee Academy Library - Open for Borrowing & Return of Books
Aug 27 Pick Up Your Bee Feed & Apivar from the Bee Academy
Aug 28 Pick Up Your Bee Feed & Apivar from the Bee Academy
Aug 30 Honey Processing at the Bee Academy - Keith A
Aug 30 Education Sub Group Meeting
September
Sep 04 September Monthly Meeting with an Opportunity to Network
Sep 07 Honey Processing at the Bee Academy - Ali C & Neil R
Sep 07 Honey Processing at the Bee Academy - Scott C
Sep 11 Honey Processing at the Bee Academy - Claire D
Sep 13 Honey Processing at the Bee Academy - Ewan M
Sep 14 Trustee Management Board Meeting - 14 September 2022
Sep 17 Honey Processing - Neil R
Sep 17 Honey Processing - Saturday 17 September (PM Session) - Extraction - Cancelled
Sep 18 Honey Processing - Sunday 18 September (AM Session) - Extraction
Sep 18 Honey Processing at the Bee Academy - Paul C
Sep 18 Honey Processing - Sunday 18 September (PM Session) - Extraction - Cancelled, No interest shown
Sep 20 Support Sub Group Meeting
Sep 21 URGENT POSTPONED Foster Parent Forum - Varroa, Feeding & Robbing
Sep 24 Trustee Management Board - Strategy Day
Sep 24 Honey Processing at the Bee Academy - James T (from mid afternoon)
Sep 25 Honey Processing at the Bee Academy - Martin W (all day)
Sep 28 NEWBATTLE ABBEY College - Introduction to Beekeeping (Helen N)
4October
Oct 01 BIG Workgroup - Honey Processing Workgroup - Extraction - Saturday 1 October, Morning Session
Oct 01 BIG Workgroup - Honey Processing Workgroup - Extraction - Saturday 1 October, Afternoon Session
Oct 02 October Meeting - Check out a Library Book - Network & Bee Talk
Oct 12 NEWBATTLE ABBEY College - Introduction to Beekeeping (Helen N)
Oct 22 22 October - Join the Work Party & Help to Prepare for the Winter Season
Oct 26 Education Sub Group Meeting
Oct 29 BIG Workgroup - Honey Processing Workgroup - Honey Bottling - Saturday 29 October, Morning Session
November
Nov 02 Foster Parent Forum - Life Cycle of Honey Bees, Colony in Winter, Hive Records and Wax
Nov 16 Foster Parent Forum - Make hives safe for winter, drones expelled, Honey for market, Setting up an apiary
December


Newbattle Abbey College is on Newbattle Road, Dalkeith

The Postcode is EH22 3LL

Enter the college grounds through the main gate and proceed towards the main college building directly ahead. At the end of the main drive bear to the left towards the boundary fence between the College grounds and the Business Park. Do not enter the Business Park. At the boundary fence bear to the right and proceed ahead with the fence now on your left. The Bee Academy building is straight ahead and to the right.

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