Welcome to the Aberdeen & District Beekeepers Association
Scottish Charity Number: SC031754
Welcome to the Aberdeen & District Beekeeper's Association. We are a charity that exists to promote all aspects of beekeeping in and around Aberdeen, on the north-east coast of Scotland.
In the following pages you will find out about our Association and the fascinating craft of beekeeping. Maybe you will even want to come and join us. We look forward to hearing from you.
Saturday June 28th
2pm, at the Association Apairy, Crathes Castle, Banchory, AB31 5QJ
Disease Inspection and demonstration of ‘shook swarm’ method with Kirsty Sutherland.
Saturday July 12th
2pm, Association Apiary, Crathes Castle, Banchory, AB31 5QJ
Preparing bees for moving to the heather
Saturday 26th July
2pm at Hillcrest, Craigmyle Road, Torphins, AB31 4HW
Harvesting honey, hosted by Graham Torrie.
3rd and 4th August
Turriff Show, The Haughs Show Ground, Turriff, entries close 12th July 2014
Saturday 16th August
2pm, Going to the Heather with Murray McGregor, Commercial Beekeeper, location to be advised.
Saturday 13th September
2pm at the Association Apiary, Crathes Castle, Banchory, AB31 5QJ
Preparing bees for winter and varroa treatment
September 18th Thursday
Introduction to bees and beekeeping. A series of 6 lectures for beginners and those interested in starting beekeeping. More details to follow.
ABKA is pleased to acknowledge the financial help from the following towards the cost of a new apiary building for our new apiary site at Crathes Castle. The project is supported by the Scottish Government and the European Community Rural Aberdeenshire LEADER Program (2007-2013), along with Scottish Natural Heritage.
For information about honey bees, bumble bees, wasps and other related wee beasties please visit our new Bee Information page.
>Do you think you have a swarm? click here for an easy to use identification guide
>Are you interested in becoming a member? click here
>Find out about up and coming events in 2014 here