Dan Basterfield – Simple Queen Raising

SNHBS Zoom Meeting: Monday, 11 September at 7:30pm.

We’re delighted to be starting our series of winter talks and workshops this season with a talk from Daniel Basterfield on Simple Queen Raising. Daniel and his father Ken have been running their Devon-based Blackbury Bee Farm since 2010 and are both well-known tutors in bee education. Daniel recently published the best guide around on ‘Using Apideas’.

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Forging Links in Lothian and the Borders

[I apologise for the very late publishing of Kate’s post about the Lothian and Borders Breeding Group.   Perhaps this can serve as a reminder that it soon will be time for all of us to think about next year’s breeding programme.  We  look forward to hearing more from the Lothian and Borders Group.
Kitta   7 December 2019]

13 April 2019:

Four members of SNHBS met in Humbie, East Lothian today to look at ways of working together to promote A.m.m. bees in the area south of Edinburgh. On the agenda were group aims, bee breeding and queen rearing techniques, skills development needs, access to suitable areas for mating apiaries and protocols for the use of such apiaries by members of the group. Continue reading “Forging Links in Lothian and the Borders”

SNHBS at the Royal Highland Show – June 2019

With the agreement of the SBA’s Events Committee, a small area of the Honey Tent at this year’s Royal Highland Show was made available to the Scottish Native Honey Bee Society for a promotional stand.  In the three to four weeks before the show, the trustees put together a presentation to fill the allocated space.  Our stand proved to be good enough to attract Countryfile presenter, Ellie Harrison, who stopped by for this promotional photo opportunity with SNHB trustee, Sandy Scott.

Scottish Native Honey Bee Society Annual Meeting – 30 March 2019

Over 70 members attended our 3rd Annual Meeting (again at  Loch Leven Community Campus, Kinross), renewing friendships and meeting fellow beekeepers who shared their passion for the native honey bee. Andrew Abrahams and Dylan Elen were our guest speakers while Gavin Ramsay (SNHBS chair) gave the latest news on the Conservation Project and led the business meeting.

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