If only they would lift their heads to show the bees!
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Wednesday 19th - AGM - 7.30pm St Clements Church Hall, Dingwall.
Sunday 23rd - Fund-raising Duck Race on Rosehaugh Burn, Avoch. 2.30pm - details to follow.
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March Wednesday 15th - 7.30 pm - an evening's conversation with Willie Robson, Chain Bridge Honey Farm. As always, very enjoyable and educational.
Wednesday 15th February- An interesting and informative presentation from Andrew Card, Loch Ness Honey Company on the subject of "The Benefits of Comb & Running a Brood Factory".
Wednesday 16th November - John Durkacz, who is Vice Chair of the Scottish Native Honey Bee Society, gave the Association a presentation on 'The work of the Scottish Native Honey Bee Society' and included his personal beekeeping interests and ‘journey'. John has been beekeeping for 40 years, searching for good native type bees that are well adapted to their locality. This has been his main motivation for many years.
Wednesday 5th October - Honey Show. 7.30pm St. Clement's Church Hall. By all accounts an excellent and educational evening. Photographs available here.
Wednesday 21st September - Originally planned as 15 minute demonstrations of processing honey at 5 stations dealing with Oil Seed Rape Honey, Heather Honey, using the Association extractor, producing creamed honey and how to deal with scrap wax developed into the most rewarding evening that we have experienced for a long time. Two hours later we were gasping for a cuppa and we still hadn't heard about creaming honey which was abandoned.
Saturday 10th September - outdoor meeting at Fairifeld Apairy. 2pm The subject matter was; preparing for Winter, including checking out problem colonies, bee kit on the cheap and new equipment. After inspecting several colonies under the guidance of Pam and Arthur we moved indoors to the honey shed to discuss the merits of various designs of hive. A perfect hot sunny afternoon was rounded off with refreshments, socialising and dodging the wasps!
Saturday 20th August - Evanton, heather picnic, hosted by David Thomson, David Cathie and Don Fraser. A gallery of photographs is available here.
Wednesday 17th August - Eathie, Stuart & TriciaTickner were our hosts. A nostalgic meeting for some of us, a return visit after many years. An instructional meeting showing the experiments underway to convert donated Langstroth frames into National format to suit the apiary. A Gallery of photos can be found here with the story behind the experiment.
Wednesday 20th July - Culbokie, Barbara Gray. A most enjoyable and informative meeting with plenty of opportunities for involvement.
Saturday 2nd July - Muir of Ord, Jane Thomson. Too wet to open hives, so a pleasant social afternoon was enjoyed by everyone.
Saturday 18th June - 2pm - Arthur Hill's apiary at Scatwell. Fortunately the site was sheltered from the strong winds but we didn't escape from the showers. Our thanks go to the Estate and the ladies of the Community who provided tea in the Community Centre. Also we thank Pam Piercy and David Thomson for sharing the duties of demonstrating.
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