We welcome receiving beekeeping photos from members.  Please send them to us, with description and dates, to publish in the gallery.

Historic photos from our library

ADBKA library photos

Click on the photo on the left to go to a gallery of photos from our Association library. We think they are about Association members, or taken by Association members, but we can’t be sure. Regardless, they are


Members’ photos

Crathes Apiary – Disease Inspection Demonstration, 27 July 2019


Aberdeen Gardens and Outdoors Roadshow 2018 at Crathes Castle, 7 April.

March 2018 – Naomi and her husband completed a twenty-mile round-trip on their cross- country skis to check that everything was well in our Crathes Association apiary.


Some prizewinners of the 2017 honey-show with their trophies at the social evening [more information about the honey show here, and in the November 2017 Newsletter].

A late September swarm that did not find a hollow tree or a chimney, now safely hived by Colin Devine – 14 September 2017

A visit to the heather with Murray MacGregor – 13 August 2017 (see article in September newsletter)

Bee Health Day – 17 May 2017

Photos from Dr Ewan Campbell’s talk, ‘Varroa mites, honey bees and viruses – an intertwined relationship’ with PhD student Craig Christie – 21 January 2017

Almost home …

Amm - almost home
Almost home (Photo: Graham Torrie)

Graham Torrie’s 2016 honey show entries:

 Ian Mackley’s photographs from the 2016 Honey Show:

John Cooper’s photos of a feral colony:

Lindsey Macaulay’s swarm photos – 2016:
Ian Mackley’s photos – black bees, an apiary in the snow, and honey jars:
 Honey Show, 2015 – Trophy winners (Photo: John Cooper’s collection)
Black queen from the historic photos, and Glen Tanar bee (John Cooper):
Apis mellifera scutellata photographed on a trip to South Africa:

An ADBKA member’s swarm photos: