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.

Several other members had expressed an interest, but as the meeting was arranged at fairly short notice they were unable to attend today. However, it’s still early days yet for this group and we hope that today’s meeting represents the first step towards a coordinated effort to promote the aims of SNHBS and to increase the presence and availability of A.m.m. bees in our area.

[Above photo: Clockwise from top left: Jim Lindsay (EMBA), Clive Baker (ELBKA), Sarah Price (Edinburgh and Midlothian BKA and East Lothian BKA), and Kate Atchley (Borders) meeting at the Humbie Hub.