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Upcoming events

    • Thursday, October 24, 2019
    • Saturday, October 26, 2019
    • Sandown Racecourse, Weybridge

    Promoting the highest quality honey and wax products with international classes, lecture convention, workshops and beekeeping equipment trade show.

    The new schedule will be available from August.

    Opening Times

    Thursday 24th October
    Lectures and Restaurant 9.00am – 6.00pm
    Trade Hall 12:00 noon – 6.00pm
    Honey Show 2.00pm – 6.00pm
    Friday 25th October
    9.00am – 6.00pm
    Saturday 26th October
    8.30am – 4.30pm


    Non-Members: £12 CASH for daily admission which can only be purchased at the show. Day visitors can visit the whole show and attend any lectures on that day.

    Purchase Membership £20.00 Members are entitled to FREE admission for all three days. Members can receive a copy of the schedule by post, visit the whole show, attend any lectures across all three days, and can book workshop places from 1st September.

    Accompanied children, 16 yrs and under: FREE

    • Saturday, November 02, 2019
    • 10:30 - 16:00
    • Loch Leven Community Campus, Muirs, Kinross, KY13 8FQ

    Are You a Member of the SBA?

    If you plan to attend the Delegates' & Members Meeting on Saturday 2 November

    Please register using the link below


    If you wish to purchase lunch you can do so using the link below

    Buy Lunch Tickets

    This is your opportunity to put forward topics you would like to discuss.

    If you have any topics or proposals you would like to include please email them using the link below.

    Topics & Proposals 

    Submission deadline 14 October 2019

    Meeting topics will include:

    Latest SBA 5-year plan - 2019 Apimondia - Review of ABA Area Representative role - ABA collectives, regional networking - Meet the new Lead Bee Inspector Luis Molero - Hear from Margaret Ginman, General Secretary, Bee farmers Association

    • Thursday, November 14, 2019
    • 19:00 - 21:30
    • Newbattle Abbey College Lecture Room


    19:00 for 19:15

    (Tea/coffee available from 19:00)

    19:15 Welcome & Introductions - David Hennessey

    19:20 Question Time

    21:00 -21:30 Networking 

    (Tea/coffee, Biscuits available)

    Our Compere for the evening is:

    Alan Riach - President, SBA

    The Panel:

    John Hoskins - Bee Farmer

    Matthew Richardson - EMBA & SBA Examiner

    Jane Slight - Peeblesshire BA & SBA Education Committee 

    Submit A Question 

    Use one of the forms below to submit your question to the panel No Later than 8 November

    Keep a copy of your question as you will be asked to read your question to the audience.

    Send your question to:

    Bee Question Time 

    use one of these forms to submit your question:

    PDF version Question Sheet 

    The PDF document will open when you click on the link. Print the form and complete it by hand.

    Scan the completed form and attach it to the Bee Question Time Email.

    Microsoft  Word version Question Sheet 

    The word document will download to your computer when you click on the link. Open the document to complete the form. Save the completed form and attach it to the Bee Question Time Email. 

    • Saturday, November 23, 2019
    • 09:00 - 17:00
    • Newbattle Bee Academy

    For the second year our Christmas Fair activities will be in the Bee Academy. 

    Needed to help throughout the day.

    The Christmas fair is a major fundraising event for the association. Last year we raised in excess of £2,000.

    Can we better this in 2019 - with your help we can.


    For helping on the day

    Depending on the interest shown time slots will be allocated.

    • Sunday, July 05, 2020
    • 12:00 - 12:45
    • Newbattle Bee Academy
    • 11

    Beginner Beekeepers' Course 2020 

    Starting Sunday 5 July 

    N.B The course is available to members only.

    Find Out More Here

     If you are not a member Join the Association Here

    Fee Payment Options

Past events

Friday, October 18, 2019 Midlothian Science Festival - Bioblitz Mini Workshops
Monday, October 07, 2019 Star Scouts - Midlothian Science Festival
Saturday, October 05, 2019 Skep Workshop
Saturday, September 28, 2019 Healthy Bees Project - Honey Bee Behaviour
Sunday, September 22, 2019 Skep Making Workshop
Saturday, September 14, 2019 SBA Annual Convention - Hallmark Hotel, Dyce
Sunday, September 08, 2019 Wild Activity Walk
Sunday, September 08, 2019 46th Apimondia, International Apicultural Congress
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Bee Craft Live - Webinar - 14 August - Topic - Honey Labels
Friday, August 09, 2019 Thorne - Newburgh Sale Days
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Newtongrange After School Club visit to the Bee Academy
Saturday, July 20, 2019 Talk to Woodland Volunteers
Sunday, July 07, 2019 Beginner Beekeepers' Course 2019
Friday, June 21, 2019 National 5 Beekeeping - Scondary School Teachers Meeting
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Bees For Development - Garden Party
Monday, June 10, 2019 Newtongrange Pensioner Community Education Group
Saturday, June 01, 2019 Newbattle Workshops - Open Weekend
Saturday, June 01, 2019 Bee Health Awareness day
Friday, May 31, 2019 Gardening Scotland 2019
Saturday, May 25, 2019 A Taste of Beekeeping - Half Day Course
Saturday, May 18, 2019 Bee Health Awareness Day
Saturday, May 04, 2019 SBA Skep Workshop
Saturday, March 30, 2019 SBA Microscopy Course
Saturday, March 23, 2019 Practical Workshop with Ben Dell at the Botanic Market Garden
Saturday, March 16, 2019 Scottish Beekeepers' Association AGM
Saturday, March 16, 2019 Healthy Bees Project - Bee Farming Course
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Newbattle Abbey College Open Doors Day
Tuesday, March 05, 2019 West Linton Beekeepers - Talk by Gavin Ramsay on Drones
Saturday, November 24, 2018 Christmas at Newbattle Fair
Saturday, November 17, 2018 SNHBS Autumn Workshop - Identify Those Native Bees
Sunday, October 14, 2018 Midlothian Science Festival - Bee Academy Open Afternoon
Sunday, October 14, 2018 Midlothian Science Festival - Bird Stress in Your Backyard
Monday, October 08, 2018 Midlothian Science Festival - Dr Tim Regan, Roslin Institute
Sunday, July 29, 2018 Bee Experience Event - (Private Party)
Thursday, July 05, 2018 Newton Grange After School Club - Visit to the Bee Academy
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Bee Craft Live - Swarm Control
Saturday, June 09, 2018 Handling Skills Workshop
Sunday, May 20, 2018 Newbattle Bee Academy - Launch
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Newbattle Abbey College - Introduction to Beekeeping

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