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  • Friday, July 26, 2019 21:34 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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  • Tuesday, July 23, 2019 22:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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  • Monday, July 22, 2019 10:30 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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  • Saturday, July 20, 2019 07:51 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Contributed by Helen Nelson

    A blast from the past! ....2 years ago yesterday we launched the fundraising programme "OUR BEES NEED YOU! and with courage, determination, resilience and great team working, the target was soon exceeded. Starting with a derelict WWII hut, and with the generosity and kindness of volunteer NBA members, family, friends, businesses and other contributors, the Newbattle Bee Academy was officially launched on 20 May 2018 (World Bee Day). SInce then it has been used as a learning space for beginner and experienced beekeepers alike, a meeting place for members and others, a training facility to deliver training courses and workshops, and while the NBA apiary is the beating heart, the Bee Academy is the buzzing hub of NBA activities. The NBA Committee thanks all contributors over the past 2 years for their amazing contributions of time, skills, financial and all other kinds of donations, and Newbattle Abbey College for being an encouraging and supportive partner over the years. We look forward to optimising all opportunities presented to teach more new beekeepers, provide continuous learning for all members and spread awareness of the importance of bees to our environment.

  • Saturday, July 20, 2019 07:43 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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

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    Pesticides are blamed for Russia's mass bee deaths, while French honey production is also down.

  • Friday, July 19, 2019 08:20 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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

    Find out more about the count HERE    

    Experts say the UK looks to be experiencing the arrival of millions of painted lady butterflies.

    The Count Starts today (Friday 19 July)

  • Sunday, July 14, 2019 12:11 | Anonymous member (Administrator)


       The Observation Hive                         The Volunteer Team                   The Activities Table - Maurice demonstrates candle rolling

    The association was invited by the organisers of the Dalkeith Agricultural Show to participate at the Annual Show which is held every year at Dalkeith Country Park. The invitation which came via committee member Maurice Gallagher was readily accepted and a team of member volunteers led by Vice Chair, Martin Vevers made preparations for the day and made themselves available on Saturday 13 July to promote beekeeping and the NBA to show visitors. having a stand at the show enables us to promote the art and craft of beekeeping as well as the association and to raise funds to support the many activities undertaken throughout the year. sales were brisk throughout the day and a total of £820 was raised from the sale of bee related products.

    The beekeepers of the future were not forgotten and Maurice Gallagher organised an activities table that offered candle rolling, colouring and a computer game. Another attraction was an observation hive containing live bees going about their daily work. It was of interest to all visitors to the NBA stand, young and old. 

    The icing on the cake for all members participating was to win the trophy for the Best Non Agricultural Stand. The award was presented to Martin in the main arena. The trophy can be seen on display at the Bee Academy. The runner up was the National Farmers Union (NFU) and in third place was the Royal highland Educational Trust (RHET)

     The trophy presentation - Best Non Agricultural Stand

    Martin receiving the award on behalf of the association

    (Helen & Jubin lend their support) 

  • Thursday, July 04, 2019 22:03 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The first confirmed Asian hornet sighting of the year has occurred and was in New Milton, Hampshire according to a government announcement yesterday. 


  • Saturday, June 29, 2019 20:18 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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

    A university professor has used the cello to research vibrations made by the pollinating insects.

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