Ian MacAndie

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MBA Honey Show

The MBA Honey Show will take place at Birnie on Saturday 18th October from 10:00am. The full show schedule and recipes for the baking classes are now available by following the links and also on the Documents page.

Invitation from Nairn & District Beekeepers

Hello Fellow Beekeepers, Nairn & District Beekeepers’ Association is hosting its monthly meeting on Tuesday October 7th and we would like to invite any members of Inverness and Moray who would be interested to join us for that evening. The speaker will be Steve Sunderland, Bee Diseases Inspector, Scottish Government, talking about “Bee Health”.   The …

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Sugar donation project

Our annual appeal for donations of sugar is now underway in a number of local supermarkets. At the moment Tesco in Buckie, Forres and Keith all have donation boxes displayed in the store. The sugar collected will be used to prepare syrup to give the colonies at Birnie their autumn feed. Please encourage friends and …

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Trip to the heather and meal

Dear member, We are holding our annual trip to the heather and meal on Sunday 24th August. This year we are booked into the Mash Tun restaurant in Aberlour 12.30-2 pm, before moving on to a heather stance in Glenrinnes. Due to restricted space and time we are limited to 24 places in the restaurant, …

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The Auricle – August

The latest issue of our newsletter, The Auricle, is now available on the downloads page. It contains information about  the queen rearing course, extracting honey and much more.

Hive Alive on TV

Look out for the first episode of this new two part series at 8:00pm on BBC Two on Tuesday the 15th July. It promises to give an insight into the remarkable secrets of the lives of bees through the use of a specially rigged up observation hive and the latest camera technology. The trailer looks …

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The Auricle – July

The latest issue of our newsletter, The Auricle, is now available on the downloads page. It contains information about apiary tasks for July, swarming, introducing a new queen and much more.

Busy Bee

Busy bee

The recent good weather and warm temperatures have certainly encouraged to bees to be actively foraging. Here is one of my girls busily working in the sunshine this afternoon.

SBA Wax Workshop

A one day course on candle making, wax moulding and foundation moulding/wiring will be held at E.H.Thorne (Beehives) Ltd at Newburgh (KY14 6HA) on Saturday 1st March 2014 from 10-00 am to 4-00pm. (Note change of date from original SBA calendar). Course tutors will be: Enid Brown, Ian Craig, David & Bron Wright & Phil & …

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Nosema Knowledge Transfer Project -Update

Alan Riach of the SBA has published an update on the Nosema programme.You can read the details here; Update of Nosema Knowledge Transfer ProjectJan14.