23 October 2020Latest from Ann Chilcott - Beelistener well worth a read.

Her blog centres on "Beekeeping in Small Detail: Viewing Objectively".

22 October 2020Thorne - virtual National Honey Show Sale now live.

This link will take you to the Thorne - virtual National Honey Show Sale web page.

21 October 2020Latest offerings from Bee Craft

It looks as though there is going to be a series of offerings - so take your pick.

1. This link will take you to the latest offering from Bee Craft.

2. Another offering

3. And another - both seem to be referred to as "Day 2"


20 October 2020Latest SBA newsletter - COVID-19 update

This link will take you to the latest SBA newsletter with plenty of links to Scottish Government advice on COVID-19.

19 October 2020List of Library Books and DVDs

There is now a single list of books and DVDs that can be accessed from the [LIBRARY BOOKS AND DVDS TO BORROW] tab in the menu.

10 October 2020See Market Place for latest items from Ken MacKenzie.

The "Ambrosia" feeders will be particularly useful at this time of the year.

03 October 2020SBA on-line talk - Wednesday 7th October, 7.30pm

This link will take you to details of this talk by Dr Peter Kozmus  - subject "Beekeeping in Slovenia".

30 September 2020Latest SBA newsletter - catch up on online talks.

View the SBA newsletter here.


28 September 2020Colony Thirst & Water Collection - presentation by Professor Tom Seeley

A link to this recent presentation can be accessed through here.  

26 September 2020Rescuing a late swarm

The trouble some people go to to rescue a swarm from a very awkward place. Click here for the evidence. 

24 September 2020Controlling Varroa with Rhubarb leaves.

Not something to try this year now but something to consider next year. Click here for an interesting article.

19 September 2020COLOSS bee survey.

This link will take you to the COLOSS website where they are inviting beekeepers to respond to a survey which covers various aspects of beekeeping such as; 

  • How did you start beekeeping?
  • What beekeeping education do you have?
  • What kind of network do you belong to?
  • How do you get information about beekeeping?
  • What kind of training do you want?
  • What are the biggest problems within your beekeeping?
  • Where do you think focus should be in the future?


06 September 2020Revised Honey Show rules

Your Committee has revised the rules for the Honey Show following last year's experiment with a very formal style of classes. Your comments would be appreciated. Click here for the document.

04 September 2020"Honey bee venom kills some breast cancer cells"

This link will take you to a BBC World News article.

01 September 2020Check Market Place - brand-new beekeeping gloves for sale.

14 August 2020Wide range of National hive bits and pieces for sale.

See Market Place for details of the balance of Ken Mackenzie's National hive bits and pieces. Contact Ken directly for prices.


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