The Association runs a series of lectures aimed at new or would-be beekeepers (but of interest to everybody) in early spring. The next course will commence in February 2024.

2023 Events:

Tuesday, 17 January at 7:30pm, Zoom webinar

The Truth about Honey by Lynne Ingram NDB

Tuesday, 14 February at 7pm, Kinellar Hall, Blackburn

Talk: Stephen Palmer – Beeswax and wax processing


Introduction to Beekeeping Course. [Sold out – See Annual Introduction to Beekeeping Course for more infomation]

Sunday, 26 March at 2pm, Kinellar Hall, Blackburn


Sunday, 16 April at 2pm, Crathes Apiary

Demo – First inspection – Naomi Adams

29 April and 13 May, Crathes Apiary

Beginners practical courses – Ian Mackley (details to follow)

Sunday, 14 May at 2pm, Crathes Apiary

Demo – Swarm control – Ian Mackley

Saturday, 17 June at 2pm, Milne Hall, Kirkton of Skene.

Workshop – Entering the Honey Show

Saturday, 1 July, Hazelhead Park

ADBKA stand at Aberdeen Highland Games

Saturday, 8 July at 2pm, Crathes Apiary

Demo – Queen Rearing for the Hobby Beekeeper – Graham Torrie

Saturday, 22 July

Social event and barbeque (details to follow)

Saturday, 22 July, Banchory

ADBKA stand at Banchory Show

Sunday, 30 July – Monday, 31 July, Turriff

ADBKA stand at Turriff Show

Sunday, 27 August, Crathes Apiary

Demo – Winter Preparations – Malcolm Watson

Saturday, 14 October, 2:45pm, Kinellar Hall

Honey Show – Schedule

Saturday, 4 November, TECA Hilton Hotel

Annual Convention – Speakers: Matthew Richardson, SBA President and Lorraine Johnston, SRUC Bee Advisor. To book a place, follow the link in the September Newsletter.

Saturday, 2 December, 2-4pm United Free Church on Grampian Road, Torry, AB11 8ED

Social/Honey tasting

Sunday, 10 December, Crathes Apiary

Demo – winter Varroa treatment