Log in


  • Thursday, April 09, 2020 11:54 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I saw this on the BBC News App and thought you should see it:

    Read More Here

    A plant charity is predicting a boost for wild flowers because some councils have stopped mowing.

  • Monday, April 06, 2020 15:34 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    May 20 is World Bee Day and this year Flow Hive are sponsoring an incredible world first initiative. A global pollinator count!

    As we all slow down at home, it’s a great time to tune into the pollinators in your yard, balcony or local park, and be part of this exciting project. 

    It's a big task, but we can make it happen if we use the power of the hive! Get ready for the #beescount website launch.

  • Saturday, April 04, 2020 09:48 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The novel coronavirus that had killed over 2,100 people in China as of Thursday is also gradually claiming another victim: China’s beekeeping industry.

    In a notice Feb. 15, the country’s top beekeeping body, the Apicultural Science Association of China, mourned the death of a beekeeper who reportedly killed himself after all of his bees died of starvation in the southern Yunnan province, as local travel restrictions had made it impossible to buy feed for the colony or relocate it to an area where they could feed naturally.

    Read More Here

  • Saturday, April 04, 2020 09:40 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It is time to deploy bait hives to attract lost swarms. They are easy and inexpensive to setup and provide a valuable service by capturing lost swarms. Current social distancing regulations preclude effective mentoring, meaning it is likely more queen cells will be missed and more swarms will be lost. Potential future restrictions could significantly impact beekeeping, so bait hives deployed now might be useful for several months. Be prepared ... an entirely appropriate phrase as you're trying to attract the scout bees.

    Read the Post Online Here

  • Thursday, April 02, 2020 10:32 | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    PlanBee intends to guide potential beekeepers on how to start a lucrative business based on their own needs and background.

    The questionnaire was prepared to better understand your needs in order to provide you the best support possible. It will  take no more than 15 minutes to answer the questions.

    Thank you very much for your time and effort!

    Complete the Survey Here

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020 10:36 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I saw this on the BBC News App and thought you should see it:

    Dr Adele McCormick from the University of Westminster demonstrates how to wash your hands.

    Watch the Video Here

  • Saturday, March 28, 2020 20:58 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Bee Craft and COVID-19

    update on details of Bee Craft’s position in relation to the current situation.

    As a company which operates on a virtual basis, it is business as usual within the company itself. Our key suppliers for printing and distribution of the magazine have plans in place which will enable subscribers to receive hard copies of each monthly issue as they would normally, along with access to digital formats. 

    The editorial team is always grateful for contributions from readers – letters, photographs, or feature articles. Please continue to get in touch with any potential items for publication. 

    Classified advertisements can be placed online through the Bee Craft website (

    The Bee Craft online shop ( continues to operate as normal regarding orders for books and other purchases.

    Readers are advised to keep an eye on the latest government guidance for beekeepers, available at 

    Should there be any change to Bee Craft’s services, updates will be provided. 

    Alex Ellis
    Chief Executive Officer
    Bee Craft

  • Friday, March 27, 2020 10:38 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I saw this on the BBC News App and thought you should see it:

    Find Out Here

    The UK government is advising us to stay two metres apart - but what does that look like?

  • Wednesday, March 25, 2020 19:21 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Defra, Scottish Government and the Welsh Government ask us to be responsible and to ensure that we continue good beekeeping practices whilst observing the Government guidelines on 

    Read the Bee Base Advice Here 


    Government Guidance on COVID-19 Here

Visit us on Facebook & Twitter

click on the folder to read our Privacy Policy

Contact the Association:
Call: M : +44 (0) 7470023153

or Write to us at:

Find us at:
Newbattle Abbey College, Dalkeith, EH22 3LL

         The Association is a Scottish Charitable Organisation (SCO)

Newbattle Beekeepers Association is affiliated to the Scottish Beekeepers' Association (SBA)

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software