Events

The Association runs a series of lectures aimed at new or would-be beekeepers (but of interest to everybody) in early spring.

In season, volunteers work at the Crathes apiary on Sundays between 10:00 am and 12:00 am.  Please always contact Naomi Adams, the Crathes apiary manager, before visiting the apiary.


Introduction to Beekeeping Course 2019

Six Tuesday evenings between 19 February and 26 March 2019, and an apiary visit (weekend of 13/14 April, to be decided),

The lectures will be held at the MacRobert Building, King Street, Aberdeen University, commencing at 7.30 pm, and the apiary visit is at Crathes castle.

This course is now fully booked.

If you wish to express interest in attending the next course and would like to be notified when registration opens (November 2019), please email educationadbka@gmail.com. Places are usually in demand and filled on a first-come-first-served basis.

More information – here –.


SBA Exams
Saturday, 23 March at 10am
Westhill Library, Westhill Drive, Westhill, Skene AB32 6FY.


AGM and lecture: Bumble & Solitary Bees by Murdo MacDonald
Sunday, 24 March at 2pm
Kinellar Hall, Fintray Rd, Aberdeen AB21 0JQ


Classroom Day – Swarm Control with Tony Harris (details to follow, booking required).
Sunday, 7 April
at Kinellar Hall, Fintray Rd, Aberdeen AB21 0JQ


Demonstration – Shook Swarm and Bailey Comb Change with Graham Torrie
Saturday, 4 May at 2pm
Crathes Apiary, Banchory AB31 5QJ


Apiary visit and poly hives with Erling Watt
Sunday, 12 May at 2pm
Hazelhead


[Garden Fair – Sorry – this event has been cancelled
Saturday to Sunday, 18 – 19 May
Crathes Castle, Banchory AB31 5QJ]


Demonstration – Apiary visit with Yvonne Davidson
Sunday, 9 June at 2pm
Tarland (details to follow)


Royal Highland Show, Edinburgh
Thursday to Sunday, 20 – 23 June


Garden visit – Cruickshank Garden, St Machar Drive with Mark Paterson
Tuesday, 2 July
(Details to follow)


Demonstration – Honey processing with Colin Devine
Saturday, 20 July at 2pm
The Bee Cabin, Dess, Aboyne (booking required)


Demonstration – Disease inspection with Kirsty Sutherland
Saturday, 27 July at 2pm
Crathes Apiary, Banchory AB31 5QJ


Turriff Show
Sunday to Monday, 4 to 5 August


Social event and barbeque with Joan Gilbert-Stevens
Saturday, 17 August
Muir of Fowlis (details to follow, and booking required)


Demonstration – Heather site visit with Murray McGregor
Sunday, 1 September
Dinnet  (Details to follow)


Beekeepers’ quiz
Friday, 13 September at 7:30 pm
Hallmark Hotel, Farburn Terrace, Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 7DW


SBA Convention
Saturday, 14 September
Hallmark Hotel, Farburn Terrace, Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 7DW (details to follow; booking required)


Skep-making Workshop with Bryce Reynard
Saturday, 5 October
Kinellar Hall, Fintray Rd, Blackburn AB21 0JQ (booking required)


Honey Show
Saturday, 12 October
Kinellar Hall, Fintray Rd, Blackburn AB21 0JQ (details to follow)


Lecture – Pollens through the Season by Kate Atchley
Sunday, 3 November at 2pm
Kinellar Hall, Fintray Rd, Blackburn AB21 0JQ


SBA Exams
Saturday, 9 November at 10am
Westhill Library, Westhill Drive, Skene, AB32 6FY


Lecture by Prof. David Evans (website: The Apiarist)
November or December (details to follow)