Newbattle Beekeepers Association

  • 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


  • Friday, November 12, 2021 21:22 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Good Luck to all our members sitting module exams both online and at the Bee Academy on Saturday 13 November. 

  • Sunday, November 07, 2021 18:46 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A very busy and productive morning at the Newbattle Apiary this morning with big inroads into the equipment cleaning and garden tidy up. The work was followed by a bite to eat and much beekeeping chat. A big tank you to all involved.

  • Friday, November 05, 2021 19:09 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Read more from the BBC


    You can report a sighting Here

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