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

2022 Events:

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

Honey Show
Please complete entry form and drop off your entries between 16:30 and 18:30 on Friday, 14 October, or between 8:45 and 10:30 on Saturday, the morning of the show. Schedule.

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

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