Start-up meeting

Until now, beekeepers working to keep the native dark bee in Scotland and to improve it have mostly worked in isolation. The Scottish Native Honey Bee Society has been set up to change this.

Be part of creating this new society by coming to the start-up meeting!

  • 10:00am – 4:30pm, Saturday 1st April 2017
  • At the Lovat Hotel, Glasgow Road, Perth PH2 0LT
  • Lunch and refreshments included


Programme for the day 

  • Keynote: Andrew Abrahams
  • Soapbox presentations
  • The role of science
  • Making native bees available
  • Defining the new society
  • Exploring actions for the future

Aims for the day

  • Understand native bees better
  • Learn about existing groups
  • Agreement on the society’s aims
  • Getting more people involved
  • Meet others from same area
  • Decisions on what to do next

Ideas for a 10 minute Soapbox presentation? Suggestions for a SNHBS logo? Please let us know! So far we have offers of presentations from local breeding groups and individuals plus an introduction to Apis mellifera mellifera and a snapshot of relevant science in Scotland.