Category: Events

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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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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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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Botany for Beekeepers – Planting a Bee Friendly Garden

The first event in our winter programme took place on Thursday 21st November in Elgin library. Tony Harris gave an interesting presentation on botany and the interaction between a variety of plants and the pollinators that ensure their success. These included honeybees, solitary bees and bumble bees. It also included some snippets of information that …

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Moray Beekeepers Honey Show 2013

After an absence of two years the MBA Honey Show was resurrected for 2013 and took place on Saturday 26th October at our Training Apiary, Birnie. There was much trepidation on behalf of the Committee as, despite the excellent summer and decent honey harvest, there was no guarantee of exhibitors. Any concerns were however allayed …

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Official Opening of Birnie Apiary

Birnie Apiary was opened by Richard Lochhead MSP on Friday 26th April. Over 50 guests attended together with pupils of Mostodloch Primary School. Mrs Priscilla Gordon Duff (Moray Local Action Group Chairman) LEADER. presented a plaque to MBA Chairman, Bob Malcolm.

Pluscarden 2012

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

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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