Newbattle Beekeepers Association

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  • Sunday, June 12, 2022 09:30 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Scottish Beekeepers Association  Beginner Beekeeper Examinations are scheduled for Saturday 18 June at the Newbattle Teaching Apiary.

    What is the Weather Forecast for Saturday?

    Keep an eye on the forecast 


  • Friday, May 20, 2022 17:09 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The first case of American Foul Brood (AFB) has been confirmed in a single hive in Blairgowrie, Perthshire. It was identified by a bee inspector and was confirmed by SASA on 19 May.

    Read the Government Press Release  Here  for more details 

    There is No Risk to public health

  • Sunday, May 01, 2022 08:56 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    May 20th marks an important day for global bee populations – World Bee Day. Check out how you can bee a champion and help raise awareness over at:

    BEe With Us - Save the Bees 

  • Monday, April 04, 2022 14:24 | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    The Scottish Beekeepers Association  are delighted to be planning for the Honey Tent at this year's Royal Highland Show, and the tent wouldn't be the same without all the wonderful competition entries on display. The schedule is now available for all the competition classes, to download and circulate click here. And with everything from novice classes, honey, beeswax, crafts, baking, photography, skeps to young beekeepers' classes there's a competition to suit everyone. They are looking forward to seeing entries from all across Scotland, so please do have a go.
    For all the entry requirements and registration, please use the link below
    Royal Highland Show Competition Entry
    Closing date for online entries is Sunday 22nd of May 

  • Saturday, April 02, 2022 20:44 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A very busy and productive day at the Newbattle Teaching Apiary today. A coat of  forest green paint on the garden gate, shed, picnic table and several hive stands. Steam cleaning wooden hive parts and a good start made in the apiary on preparing the ground for planting a cover crop. 

    Not forgetting refreshments as and when required!

    A BIG 

     to all who came along to help.

  • Monday, March 28, 2022 10:26 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 8 x 10 Apex shed at Vogrie out apiary is now surplus to requirements. 

    Take a look at the shed on our For Sale and Wanted page HERE 

    Interested? Contact Martin Vevers HERE to discuss.

  • Thursday, March 10, 2022 21:02 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The date for the 2022 AGM has been set for Sunday 10 April. The meeting will start at 13:00. Light refreshments and Networking to follow.

    Access the Agenda and other meeting documents


  • Tuesday, February 15, 2022 14:56 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It was a busy day in the library on Sunday 13 February when the Bee Academy was open to those wishing to visit the library. Books were returned and borrowed by members calling by between 11:30 and 14:30. Two of our newer members visited the Bee Academy for the first time and brought their families with them! Hot drinks and carrot cake were on offer.

    The library will open again during the Workshop planned for Sunday 20 February. View the library online catalogue and reserve your books before you visit.

    Select and Order Your Books Here

  • Sunday, January 02, 2022 18:49 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The link below will take you to the first blog post of 2022 posted by Steve:

    First Blog Post of 2022 - The Walrus

    It makes reference to a video "New tools to help honey bees fight varroa mite" from Dr. Kaira Wagoner talking about research into the Unhealthy Brood Odour (UBO) assay. It looks like a very promising way to assess colonies that are likely to manage mites and diseases better than others 

  • Sunday, December 19, 2021 16:46 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In a bee colony all worker bees spend time in caring for others in the colony and for us this is the time of year we should be emulating our bees.

    Why not make a caring contribution by making a purchase of our "Special Edition Honey"? The proceeds from your purchase will be donated to two charities to support the work they do throughout the year. One is local, the other international.


    Storehouse is a local charity organised by The Full Gospel Church. It aims to provide essential supplies to families in crisis in the Dalkeith area. Regular, ongoing donations of food, as well as essential household supplies meet the immediate needs of those in crisis.

    Bees for Development, Ghana, organise "Buzz Clubs" in schools to give young people a chance to learn the practical skills of beekeeping and support their learning about biology and the environment. Plus it is fun and exciting! Not only that but the beekeeping clubs also sell honey, earning money which is used to buy educational items for the school. As a result of being members of a school Buzz Club, pupils have taken their beekeeping skills back to their parents and neighbours who are eager to learn from the children.

    The number of jars of this Special Edition honey is limited so visit the online shop now and make sure that you are able to show that you care.

    Buy Your Special Edition Honey and make your Caring Contribution


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