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Newbattle Beekeepers Association

The Cottage

Newbattle Abbey College Annexe

Newbattle Road

Newbattle, Dalkeith, EH22 3LJ

Find Us in the grounds of Newbattle Abbey College using "What Three Words"

The Bee Academy:

dignify . tugging. tomato

Newbattle Teaching Apiary:    

apple . arose . purchaser 

The Association is currently governed by           7 Elected & 2 Appointed (co-opted)  Trustees of which four are office bearers




Chair & Trustee

Helen Nelson 

Vice-Chair & Trustee

Also Support Lead

Martin Vevers

Secretary & Trustee

James Thomson

Treasurer & Trustee

Malcolm Evans

Office bearers are also trustees. They are able to serve for a maximum of three years in the same officer role. After a break of at least one year they are eligible to stand again for election to the officer role they vacated.


Apiary Lead & Trustee

Ian Evans

Education Lead & Trustee

Neil Rutherford

Support Lead & Trustee

Also Vice-Chair

Martin Vevers


Colin MacKenzie


Tim Price


Paul Casey

Nominations for any member wishing to  stand for election to the Trustee Management Board should be sent to the Secretary no later than two weeks before the AGM which, each year, is in April.

The 2024 AGM is scheduled ro be held on 7 April at the Bee Academy. 



Programme Coordinator

Online Shop & Product Sales

Bee Academy Library

Swarm Liaison

Beginners' Course Liaison

Beekeeping Improvement Group Liaison

                  Ewan Mealyou                        -

Visiting the Bee Academy or Apiary? Why not take some time out to explore Lord Ancrum's Wood.                                    

 A wonderful ancient woodland on the doorstep of the Bee Academy  

The paths along the river South Esk and through the woodland are a real breath of fresh air!

You can follow the river as far as the 15th century bridge. Cross, and return through the woodland. The gravel paths are wide mostly flat, with some gentle slopes. Cross the river again by the award-winning wooden bridge at the Ice House. Look out for the giant Redwood found hiding in the woods.

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