Moray Beekeepers will be running 3 one day ‘Introduction to Beekeeping’ courses in 2016, the dates being Sunday 7th May, Sunday 4th June and Sunday 2nd 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.



Wax Workshop, 25th February

Moray Beekeepers Association will be running a Wax Day course on Saturday 25th February, 2017.


The course will teach you how to render and clean your beeswax, make dipped candles, moulded candles and wax models, make your own foundation, make wax flowers and rolled candles.

It will also be beneficial to anyone considering taking SBA module 2 exam in March.

The venue is Spey Bay Hall, IV32 7PJ and it will run from 10am to 4.30pm. The cost is £30 for MBA members and £40 for non members and numbers are limited. This includes provision of beeswax, course handouts, teas/coffees and biscuits but you are requested to bring your own lunch.

Please book your place by contacting Tony Harris, e mail, or phone 07884496246.



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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.


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