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INTRODUCTION TO BEE-KEEPING COURSE
Due to increased demand we have added an extra date for our ‘Introduction to Beekeeping’ course, Sat 6th July. It is an all day course at our apiary near Elgin. The cost of £20 per person is subsidized and includes lunch and teas/coffees. Contact Tony Harris if you would like to book a place.
BIRNIE APIARY OFFICIAL OPENING
Birnie Apiary was opened by Richard Lochhead MSP on Friday 26th April. Over 50 guests attended together with pupils of Mostodloch Primary School.
Mrs Priscilla Gordon Duff (Moray Local Action Group Chairman) LEADER. presented a plaque to MBA Chairman, Bob Malcolm. See photos.
UPDATED CONSERVATION PACK
“Honeybees are truly the gardener’s friend and are not the killer beast depicted in the cinema. If not for them
and the other species of bees, plant life would be reduced to mainly wind-pollinated grasses and trees, as
bees pollinate most of the flowering plants. Their value to food production is priceless as they pollinate many
of the crops grown worldwide…”
Interested in how you can help bees? We’ve produced a new, updated conservation pack to download.
COMMUNITY GROUP VISITS TO BIRNIE APIARY
We are inviting community groups to visit our apiary near Elgin to learn about bees and their importance to the environment. Please see the poster for details or to book.
Moray Beekeepers Association (MBA) has been awarded over £21,000 by Moray Leader, and £5,600 by Scottish Natural Heritage, to run a major honeybee conservation and education project in Moray.
Entitled, ‘Bee Aware in Moray’, the project will promote all aspects of beekeeping and conservation amongst
community groups and schools, set up and equip a number of community apiaries, and provide beekeeping courses and Honeybee taster sessions for a wide section of local people.
The association apiary will also be refurbished and upgraded. Members will be able to take advantage of a host of training opportunities and can get involved in the project at grassroots level For further details contact the Secretary or any member of the committee.
If you’re interested in helping to preserve our bees and you would like further information please download our free Conservation Pack
For Association members only – Every second Saturday or Sunday throughout the summer we carry out our seasonal management tasks on the colonies at Birnie. You are most welcome to come along and help out. Please get involved. Your beekeeping association needs you!
Please join us and help to preserve and protect the honeybee!!
The cost to join us is very modest and the benefits are substantial! Further details can be found here