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

2021 Events:

Wednesday, 19 May at 7pm
Online talk

Swarm Management: the Movers and Shakers, by Graham Torrie. A look at swarm prevention and control in the context of the people and ideas that have shaped what we practice today. To book your place at this online talk please register at

Saturday, 26 June at Couper Angus (time to be confirmed)

Queen rearing site visit with Murray McGregor (details to follow)

Sunday, 11 July at Kemnay Bee Group Apiary

Kemnay Apiary visit with Sonia McPherson (details to follow)

Saturday, 24 July at Muir of Fowlis

Social event and barbecue with Joan and Karl Stevens (details to follow; booking required)


The Turriff Show has been cancelled this year

Sunday, 29 August at 2pm at Crathes

Demonstration: Winter preparations, by Ian Mackley

Friday to Saturday, 10-11 September at Kinross

SBA Autumn Convention

Saturday, 9 October at Kinellar

Honey Show (details to follow)

Saturday, 6 November
(venue to be announced)

Annual Convention with Graham Royle and Luis Molero (details to follow; booking required)

Friday, 10 December
(Venue to be announced)

Social evening with quiz