SNHBS Newsletter

Below is a list of our quarterly newsletters, starting with the first newsletter dated June 2017.

SNHBS Newsletter, September 2020

  • Spring 2020 Survey
  • Meet the New Trustees: Sarah Leahy
  • Notice about Andrew’s article
  • The Moorfoot Group – Jim Lindsay
  • Queen rearing: Five stages to manage – Kate Atchley

SNHBS Newsletter, May 2020

  • SNHBS Annual Meeting – March 2020 by Justine Sinney
  • Jo Widdicombe ‘Bee Improvement – what works for me’ and ‘Taking it further’ by John Durkacz
  • Queen Introduction – abstracts from articles written by Bernard Mӧbus and compiled by John Durkacz
  • Chocolate Mining Bees by Gavin Ramsay and Justine Swinney

SNHBS Newsletter, March 2020

  • Sourcing native Scottish honey bees by Kate Atchley
  • Conservation Project Update by Gavin Ramsay
  • Queen Rearing and Bee Breeding Groups by John Durkacz
  • Instrumental Insemination by Margaret Packer
  • The Hidden Genetic Variation in Single Queens by Gavin Ramsay

SNHBS Newsletter, November 2019

  • The pleasure of going Native – Kate Atchley
  • Flying the flag – Sandy Scott
  • Book review: The Lives of Bees, Thomas Seeley – John Durkacz
  • SAMMBA fund – Kate Atchley
  • SNHBS events organiser

SNHBS Newsletter, August 2019

  • Events Coordinator
  • SNHBS at the Royal Highland Show  2019
  • Queen Rearing. A Novice View. – Helena Jackson – Ochil Hills Bee Breeding Group
  • Colonsay’s Honeybee Reserve given International acclaim. – Andrew Abrahams – Visit by Prof. Tom Seeley
  • Native colony rescue; the sequel. – John Durkacz
  • SAMMBA fund  – Kate Atchley – Open for applications
  • Update on SNHBS logo – tell us what you think.

SNHBS Newsletter, June 2019

  • SAMMBA fund – open for applications.
  • Native Colony Rescue
  • Queen Rearing Day
  • Royal Highland Show

SNHBS Newsletter, August 2018

  • 2018, a Summer to be Remembered
  • The SNHBS Conservation Project
  • DNA Analysis
  • Distribution of Breeding Material
  • AMM West to East
  • Fundraising Update
  • Dates for your Diary
  • Get involved!
  • Congratulations

SNHBS Newsletter, April 2018

  • SNHBS First Year Anniversary
  • Annual Meeting
  • Your team for the year ahead
  • BIBBA supports SNHBS’s role in Scotland
  • Winter losses
  • Bee Improvement and Breeding Groups – SNHBS Update!
  • A Fundraising Request
  • Plymouth PhD Student Seeks Help with Research
  • Top Bar Hive Workshop

SNHBS Newsletter January 2018

  • Pollinator Strategy for Scotland
  • Identifying those native bees Winter Workshop, 18 November 2017
  • What do we still have in Scotland?
  • Spring Meeting

SNHBS Newsletter September 2017

  • SNHBS patrons: Prof. Tom Sealey and Morna Stoakley
  • What’s in a name.  To Be or Not To ‘Black’ Bee
  • The Colonsay Experience with Andrew Abrahams
  • Summer 2017 Queen Rearing Workshop in Perth
  • Summer 2017 Bee Breeding Conference in Aberdeen
  • An experiment in distributing native honey bee material
  • Up-and-coming winter workshop

SNHBS Newsletter June 2017

  • Letter from the secretary
  • Aims of the society
  • Coming up …
  • Launch day summary