David Pert obituary

by Graham Torrie & John Cooper, both past Chairs of ADBKA

Members will be sad to hear the news that David Pert passed away on Monday the 6th of November. He had been ill for some time. David was an enthusiastic beekeeper and a much valued member of the ADBKA committee.

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Sandy and Lilian Gordon

Meet the Members

This is a series of articles first published in our newsletter and based on interviews by Lindsey Macauley with Sandy and Lilian Gordon.


by Lindsey Macauley

Sandy and Lilian Gordon have been active and supportive members of the association and are some of the most recognised members. Today they continue to offer their services to house association loan equipment and offer their advice to beekeepers who call in.

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David Pert

Meet the ADBKA Committee members

Committee member for four years.

My first introduction into beekeeping started from my father in law who used to keep bees in the 1970s and had nine colonies in National Hives, he was a member of the Angus Beekeepers association. Being a joiner and carpenter by profession my initial interest was in the construction and maintenance of my father in law’s hives but invariably I began to help with the management of the colonies.

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Malcolm Watson

Meet the ADBKA Committee members

I am a retired oil industry safety officer and have been keeping bees North of Ellon for six years. I currently have six stocks, split between two locations. I am working my way through the S.B.A. examination system and took Module 7 last November.

I have entered honey and wax into the Association Honey show each year, but have so far only achieved modest results – more practise required. I recently joined the committee and am in discussions with a view to taking a more active role within the committee in the near future.