Weekly colony inspections over the summer time

Just a reminder that our weekly colony inspections at the Apiary are continuing, and all are welcome to come and observe or help out. Please check in the calender for details.
Apiary Sessions every Sunday  1.45 for 2.00pm start.


Participants on the Introduction course on 3/6/2023

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Sustainable Bees: Global Environmentalist, Sir Tim Smit, shares his thoughts on NatBIP

BIBBA is now taking forward their flagship National Bee Improvement Programme (NatBIP) into its next phase and, as part of this want to promote their message about native honey bees and bee improvement to a much wider audience.  Sir Tim Smit (from the Eden Project) offered to help to promote that message through this short video. Although he is not a beekeeper himself, he is an environmentalist of global standing and has been a long-standing supporter of our aims and objectives. He has helped to establish reserves for the
native honey bee at both the Eden Project and at the Lost Gardens of Helligan in Cornwall.
Link to the video


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.


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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.