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Our very last MBA Member’s meeting in the training apiary for 2021 – 19 September 2021

We decided to offer another opportunity to our MBA members to meet this Sunday, 19 September 2021, in the training apiary, and join us for the winter preparations: putting on last clearer boards, setting up feeders, treating for varoa, etc.  This is a unique opportunity specifically for new beekeepers to have winter preparation demonstarted.  We start as usual at 11am but please be at the apiary for 10:45am for instructions.

Introduction to Beekeeping Winter-Course 2021

Due to high demand we are running this year a further  ‘Introduction to Beekeeping’ course over the winter time. We keep the format of a blended setup, introduced during the Covid-19 pandemic, with Zoom meetings (3), recorded presentations in place and arrange then a visit to the Trainingsapiary for practical demonstrations then in spring 2022. This should give everyone interesed to start beekeeping plenty of time to work through the material and be ready for the start of the next season. Please email <training@moraybeekeepers.co.uk> your interest and we will also put further details and booking link onto  on our ‘MBA course page‘ in the next few days.

 

AFB/EFB Reminder – Scottish Bee Inspectorate

With the recent cases of AFB in the Edinburgh (1) and St Andrews (2) areas, the Scottish Government Bee Inpsectorate have issued a reminder to all Scottish beekeepers, which can be read in full by clicking here.

 

Introduction to Beekeeping Courses 2021

This years  ‘Introduction to Beekeeping’ courses have been completed on a changed format due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The blended setup of Zoom meetings, recorded presentations and once possible a visit to the trainingsapiary for practical demonstrations worked pretty well. We currently prepare some further courses, and will be advertised on our ‘MBA course page‘. If you have any further questions or suggestions please email Markus on <training@moraybeekeepers.co.uk>.

Free beekeeping webinars 2021

Please check our calender for details to access forthcoming free beekeeping webinars!

You also find on our Webinar page links to recorded webinars from other associations, please have a look.

 


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Join Moray Beekeepers Association!

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

Honeybee 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.

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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