Newbattle Beekeepers Association

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  • Friday, September 30, 2022 16:32 | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Plans are underway for the 2022 Honey and Craft Show scheduled for 3 & 4 December this year.

    Your ideas for additions and improvements are welcome. The Support Subgroup will meet on 11 October to progress plans. Please give us your ideas by posting to this "Blog" before the meeting. Any & all ideas will be considered. 

  • Sunday, August 21, 2022 11:33 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I think it is safe to say that our visit to the Edgehead Village Day yesterday afternoon was successful in allowing us to promote bee conservation along with the art and craft of beekeeping, raise our profile in the area and generate income for the association.  

    Our stall was "buzzing" throughout the afternoon with the observation hive and honey tasting drawing visitors in. Young and old alike were fascinated with the bees in the observation hive and many questions were asked by our visitors and answered by the NBA team at the event. (Martin V, Rosemary M, Helen N, Tim P, Annette E and ME) Three types of honey were on offer for our visitors to taste and the Newbattle honey was a very useful point of sale promotional tool.

    Lorraine A and Ewan M helped behind the scenes, thank you both.

    Our sales during the afternoon were steady throughout, and we ended the day with a total of £455.20.    

    Thank you one and all.

  • 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

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