The Association runs a series of lectures aimed at new or would-be beekeepers (but of interest to everybody) in early spring.
Thursday, 20 January 2022 at 7pm – Online
Welcome to the New Year, Q&A
Wednesday, 16 February 2022 at 7pm – Online
Talk – Solitary Bees by Gavin Ramsay
18 February- 29 March
Introduction to Beekeeping Course. This course is now fully booked, but latecomers can still join the Association and start learning about beekeeping by attending the events listed below.
Sunday, 20 March 2022 at 2pm – Kinellar Hall, Fintray Rd, Blackburn, Aberdeen
AGM and Talk: Swarm Control by Bryce Reynard
Sunday, 17 April 2022 at 2pm – Crathes Castle Apiary
First Inspection by Naomi Adams
Saturday 14, and Saturday 28 May 2022
Beginners’ Practical Courses by Ian Mackley (details to follow, booking required).
Sunday, 15 May 2022 at 2pm – Crathes Castle Apiary
Demo – Swarm Control by Graham Torrie
Sunday, 19 June 2022 – Hazelhead Park
ADBKA stand at Aberdeen Highland Games
Saturday 2 July 2022 at 2pm
Aberdeen Apiary Visit with Stiliyan Georgiev
Sunday, 10 July 2022 at 2pm
Kemnay Bee Group Apiary visit, with Sonya MacPherson.
Saturday 30 July 2022 at Muir of Fowlis
Social Event and Barbeque (details to follow, booking required).
Sunday, 31 July and Monday 1 August 2022
ADBKA stand at Turriff Show
Sunday, 28 August 2022 at 2pm – Crathes Apiary
Demo – Winter Preparations by Ian Mackley
Saturday, 15 October 2022 – Kinellar Hall, Fintray Rd, Blackburn, Aberdeen
Saturday, 5 November 2022 – Dyce
ADBKA Annual Convention with talks by Murray McGregor and Stephen Palmer. Further details on the event and tickets booking are available at:
Saturday, 19 November 2022 (tbc)
SBA Members’ Day
Thursday, 8 December 2022 at 7pm – Kinellar Hall, Fintray Rd, Blackburn, Aberdeen
Talk – Integrated Pest Management by Graham Torrie