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.

Honey Show

Saturday 20 October 2018
Kinellar Hall, Fintray Road, Blackburn, AB21 0JQ

Honey schedule.

SBA Exams

Saturday, 10 November at 10:00am

Westhill Library, Westhill Drive, Westhill, AB32 6FY

Invigilator : Hugh Donohoe

ADBKA Convention 2018

Saturday, 17 November – 10am until 6pm
Kinnellar Hall, Blackburn AB21 0JQ
Tickets £25 via Eventbrite

Pam Hunter (C. Biol. F. Roy. Soc. Biol. FLS. Master Beekeeper); and
John Hendrie (BSc. MRSC, Master Beekeeper)

Session 1: How bees perceive the world; the senses of the bee – Pam Hunter
Session 2: Communication in bees – John Hendrie
Session 3: When the king became a queen – Pam Hunter
Session 4: Spring Management – John Hendrie

[Download the programme here]

Lecture – Insect and Bird Photography
by Bob Humphreys

Saturday, 1 December at 2pm
Kinellar Hall, Fintray Road, Blackburn, AB21 0JQ

Introduction to Beekeeping Course 2019

Six Tuesday evenings between 19 February and 26 March 2019, and an apiary visit (weekend of 13/14 or 27/28 April, to be decided),

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

More information – here –.