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  • Friday, June 28, 2019 19:24 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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

    Play is halted under bizarre circumstances as a huge swarm of the fuzzy insects forces the players to the ground during Sri Lanka's match with South Africa at Chester-le-Street.

    Cricket World Cup: See the video clip Here

  • Friday, June 21, 2019 08:29 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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

    The Royal Highland Show is a four-day event that awards prizes for farming in Scotland.

    If you visit the show over the weekend don't forget to visit the SBA 'Honey Tent' 

  • Monday, June 17, 2019 11:43 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The  BeeCraft Live event is back again this week with a general Q&A session. They have already received a number of questions, so tune in on Wednesday evening this week, 19th June, at 8.00pm Rhodri has a couple of special guests joining the session but is keeping their identity a secret, so log on to see who they are!  If you’ve not viewed a live event before simply click on this link to go to the website ( and click on the ‘Bee Craft Live’ tab. No need to book and nothing to pay.

  • Sunday, June 16, 2019 20:12 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SNHBS now has a fund to provide financial support for members’ breeding groups and some other activities.

    The money came from the winding-up last year of Arnamurchan’s Amm project and the Sunart, Ardnamurchan, Moidart & Morvern Beekeepers Association.  Hence the name, The SAMMBA Fund.

    Find Out More Here

  • Sunday, June 16, 2019 12:55 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    So proud of the NBA beginners from the 2018/19 one-year beginner beekeepers course who all distinguished themselves yesterday in the Scottish Beekeepers Association Basic Beekeepers certificate exam. Warm congratulations to all 12 beginners and huge thanks to their mentors who supported them tirelessly throughout the last year. Many thanks to the SBA examiners for their warm and friendly support in conducting the exam. Thanks too to Annette and Rosemary for keeping the troops fed and watered throughout the day. The food was delicious. 

    See the Candidates with their Mentors Here 

    Some of the earlier candidates together with the examiners preparing for the practical exam

    Lunch is served

    Time to chat after it is all over

  • Friday, June 14, 2019 20:08 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    AFB is a notifiable disease that affects colonies of honeybees. The infected hive will be destroyed as there is no permitted treatment for the disease in the UK.

    The disease was confirmed following laboratory diagnosis by Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture. Scotland's Chief Veterinary Officer,Sheila Voas, said: “The confirmation that AFB has been found in a colony of honeybees in Perthshire is disappointing and a timely reminder that beekeepers should remain vigilant for signs of the disease at all times.

    AFB kills off bee larva, is highly contagious and difficult to eradicate. Unlike European Foulbrood, hives with AFB cannot be treated and must be destroyed.

    Beekeepers in the area of this outbreak who are not on BeeBase are requested to send their contact details to

    Further information and details on how to register on BeeBase can be found at

  • Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:41 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A second case of European Foulbrood has been notified and confirmed in West Lothian.

    A comprehensive leaflet produced by the National Bee Unit on Foulbrood Disease of Honey Bees and Other Common Brood Disorders is available to download



  • Tuesday, June 11, 2019 09:53 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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

    Plant Extinction Bad News For All Species 

    Almost 600 plant species have been lost from the wild in the last 250 years, according to a study.

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