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

The February-March 2023 course is now open for booking on Eventbrite.

2023 Events:

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

The Truth about Honey by Lynne Ingram NDB (recording available to members – here)

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

Talk: Steven Palmer – Beeswax and wax processing


Introduction to Beekeeping Course. Booking required on Eventbrite – here.

Sunday, 26 March, Kinellar Hall, Blackburn


Sunday, 16 April, 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, Crathes Apiary

Demo – Swarm control – Ian Mackley

Saturday, 17 June at 2pm, Kinellar Hall

Workshop – Entering the Honey Show

Saturday, 1 July, Hazelhead Park

ADBKA stand at Aberdeen Highland Games

Saturday, 6 July, 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, Kinellar Hall

Honey Show (details to follow)

Saturday, 4 November, Venue tba.

Annual Convention (details to follow, booking required)

Saturday, 2 December, Venue tba

Social/Honey tasting

Sunday, 10 December, Crathes Apiary

Demo – winter Varroa treatment