SBA Autumn Convention, 9-11 September 2016

Join us in the Highlands of Scotland for a fabulous ‘Tartan Weekend‘ with a celebration of honey bees, tartan and Scotland. A full packed programme with speakers from across the UK in the morning and afternoon is followed by a ceilidh from 7pm and optional outings into the heather or visiting a local distillery. The full programme can be  viewed here. Location for the event is Moray College in Elgin (directions), and starts on Saturday 10/09 from 8:45AM. Please register your attendance here, there are still tickets available.

And don’t miss out to win a prize for the best dressed man and woman in tartan!


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Moray Beekeepers will be running 3 one day ‘Introduction to Beekeeping’ courses in 2016, the dates being Sunday 8th May, Saturday 11th June and Sunday 3rd July. The course takes place at our training apiary near Elgin and runs from 10am till 4pm. We spend the morning in the classroom looking at the life history of the honeybee and go over all that is required to get you started as a beekeeper. After lunch we will give you a bee suit and gloves and show you the fascinating world inside a hive of bees. We end the day tasting some of our fabulous local honey. We ask for a donation of £40 for the course and this includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day, course hand outs and use of the protective clothing. Numbers are restricted to just 12 on each course so book early if you are interested. e mail



Moray Beekeepers Association was established in 1919. We are a growing number of mostly amateur beekeepers located in North East Scotland, with the association being based in Moray.

MBA exists to promote and foster an interest in the study, development and practice of beekeeping and to protect and conserve the future of the honeybee in Moray and Scotland.

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


“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.


For Association members only – 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!
Contact the secretary to get the detailed dates and times for these sessions.


MBA Honey Show

Please see the attached schedule for Moray Beekeepers Association 2015 Honey Show.Honey Show Schedule 2015

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Graham Royle Talk at Elgin Town Hall

SBA Lecturer Graham Royle will be making a presentation on the topic “It Shouldn’t Happen to a Beekeeper”. This will be presented in Elgin Town Hall at 7pm on Monday 5th October 2015.

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