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Pluscarden 2012

Gerry's group

It wasn’t the warmest day we’ve ever seen in May but for once at least the sun was shining as Moray Beekeepers gathered for their annual visit to the hives at Pluscarden Abbey near Elgin.   The setting was as beautiful and inspiring as ever and it wasn’t long before beesuits were donned, smokers were lit …

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April at the Apiary


The  weather forecast was not an encouraging one for today’s monthly meeting at the association apiary and of course, as always, the forecasters had to get it right.  They never quite seem to do the same when the forecast is for blazing sun do they?! In any case an intrepid band of Moray beekeepers braved …

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AGM 2012

A good turnout

The evening of Thursday 26th January saw Moray Beekeepers hold their AGM in Elgin library. We had plenty of business to conduct and were hopeful of a good turnout. Luckily more than 30 members decided to attend.  We managed to conduct a review of 2011 of both MBA’s activities and finances and also outline some …

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Blossombank in July

Contributing author: Viv  Hill After days of looking at a distinctly unoptimistic weather forecast you will not need to use your imagination to know how happy we were when the day dawned bright and sunny and, more to the point ,stayed that way.  Graham and Viv Hill were pleased to welcome the 40 or more …

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Pluscarden Abbey

Fr Benedict

Contributing author:  Viv Hill Saturday 18th June dawned bright and sunny and so we thought ‘hooray!’ just the day for our outing to Pluscarden Abbey. My joy was short-lived as by ten o’clock the dark clouds appeared and the weather slowly but surely deteriorated. Off we set to arrive in good time only to find …

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Mayfayre 2011


On Saturday last Allison Laws and Viv Hill went to the ‘Mayfayre’ to represent Moray Beekeepers at the Steiner School.  It was an extremely blustery day with several of the tents blowing over – many tent pegs used thereafter!  The Steiner school is privately owned and their MayFayre represented the school’s enjoyment of the Spring …

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MBA monthly meeting May 2011


Alasdair Joyce’s Apiary at Dallas Dhu 15th May After a morning of poor weather more than 40 people arrived at Alasdair and Mary’s delightful home and garden to find that the weather was kind and the rainy drizzle had stopped. The bees are situated about 100 yards away from his house through a woodland garden …

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