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  • 03 February 2023 17:52 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Scottish Beekeepers Association  is looking for Young Beekeepers interested in becoming a member of Team Scotland 2023

    Three Young Beekeepers (at least 12 but not yet 18) along with two adults will represent Scotland

    Interested? or Any Question? 

    Please Contact 

    Bron Wright 

    Before 15 February, 2023

  • 03 February 2023 17:33 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Needed - Thursday 22 to Sunday 25 June, 2023

    To welcome visitors to the Honey Tent. With over 10,000 visitors per day is one of the most popular attractions at the show.

    If you have been before please volunteer again, if not you will be more than welcome to get involved.



    I want to Volunteer

  • 03 February 2023 14:01 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 2023 AGM will be held at the Loch Leven Community Campus, Kinross, KY13 8FQ on Saturday 29 April, 2023 from 11:00 to 16:00

    Nominations are invited for the position of Trustee and must have a proposer and seconder.

    If you are interested you can find out more on the Scottish Beekeepers Association  website.

    If you have any questions please contact Helen Nelson at:

    Secretary, SBA 

  • 02 February 2023 20:35 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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    The 2 day Microscopy Workshop this year will be held on the 11th and 12th of March at the University of Edinburgh Dick Vet School at Roslin, Easter Bush Campus, Midlothian, EH25 9RG, and in preparation for the Microscopy exam which will be held in the spring of next year.

    To find out more about this workshop, the equipment options, costs and deadline for registering, please click on the link below or refer to the February Scottish Beekeeper magazine.


    Wax Workshop

    Wax Workshop

    The 1 day Wax Workshop will be held this year on Saturday the 4th March from 10am at Portmoak Village Hall, Scotlandwell, Fife, KY13 9HY. 

    If you're keen to do more with your wax, then this workshop is definitely worth attending. During this practical course you will learn how to make candles, mould wax, create flower and fruit mouldings, build and wire foundation, and make wax wraps.

    Please check availability first by contacting Alan Riach on 07702 436 612. Then book your place by clicking on the link below


    Skep Workshop

    Skep Workshop

    The ever popular Skep Workshop is going to be on Saturday the 15th April at Portmoak Village Hall, Scotlandwell, Fife, KY13 9HY.

    On this one day practical course you will learn more about skep beekeeping and will be supplied with all the materials you need to be able to create your very own 'swarm collection quality' skep.

    Places on this course are very limited (only 8 participants) so please contact Alan Riach first on 07702 436 612 to check if there's spaces left. If so, you can book your place via the link below


  • 31 January 2023 11:40 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A New National Event on the UK Beekeeping Calendar

    The Beekeeping Show is a brand-new, independent one-day trade show on the UK beekeeping calendar, established and organised by a team drawn from across the industry.

    The aim is to stage a first-class not-to-be-missed annual event for visitors and exhibitors alike, specifically to:

    • interest beekeepers of all types, scales and experience
    • attract comprehensive representation of the UK manufacturers and suppliers
    • welcome the return of European suppliers to events here in the UK
    • develop the show into an internationally recognised trade event with exhibitors drawn from around the globe.

    The inaugural show will take place on Saturday 25 February 2023. 

    Telford International Centre has been selected as the venue for the show. This purpose-constructed exhibition centre provides high-standard space and facilities, quality catering, plentiful on-site parking (free to show visitors) and several hotels providing accommodation for all budgets.

    The venue’s central location is easily accessible from all parts of the UK. By vehicle, it is just a couple of minutes off the national motorway network. A nearby rail link offers a sustainable public transport option. For those travelling by air from further afield, the venue is in easy reach of  Birmingham International Airport.

  • 31 January 2023 10:33 | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Register online today: I want to register

  • 31 January 2023 10:17 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We now have copies of the BBKA News in the library. The February 2023 issue has just arrived.

    The magazine incorporated the BBJ - (The British Bee Journal) 

    The feature articles in the February issue:

    Drone-laying Queens - Varroa and DWV Control - Aggressive Bees? 

  • 28 January 2023 12:47 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Module Exams

    The next diet of Scottish Beekeepers Association  module exams is Saturday 18th of March, but registration for these exams closes on the 10th of February

    Please don't let the word Exam put you off! There is tremendous satisfaction in unearthing new facts when preparing for these exams. And you're adding to your honeybee and beekeeping knowledge, which can only be a good thing.

    So go on, think about it and enjoy expanding your knowledge.

    To register or find out more please click here.

  • 21 January 2023 19:38 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Check out the For Sale & Wanted page on the website for more details. There is a photograph and a link for you to contact Michaela directly.

    Take Me to the For Sale & Wanted Page 

  • 10 January 2023 10:36 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The vaccine targets a disease known to weaken colonies by attacking bee larvae. (American Foul Brood)

    BBC News App

    Click on the link to find out more.

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