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A popular attraction at the 2018 Black Isle Show. Photos available from the Gallery page. 

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The Association can be contacted through the Secretary on dingwall.beekeeping@gmail.com

Our outdoor meetings are held for the benefit of Association members who are fully aware of and accept the risks involved. Potential beekeepers wishing to attend should contact the Secretary for advice and to be teamed with an experienced member. Clean protective clothing is required for all outdoor meetings, please ask for advice, the Group can provide some items. This is a precaution against the spread of varroa and disease from one apiary to another.

CALENDAR

Wednesday 15th August,  Apiary visit, Stuart and Tricia Tickner, 6.45pm for 7pm prompt. Directions can be found by opening the Map on the [Members' Only] page. Might be worth having a mug with you and parking can be a bit tight.

Late August/early September Heather picnic. Details to be decided.

Wednesday 19th September Our Speaker is Margaret Thomas. Dingwall Community Centre 7.30pm for 7.45pm

Saturday 6th October SBA Lecture Tour, Speaker is Marin Anastassov "Preparing for Spring build-up" Strathpeffer Community Centre, 6.45pm for 7.00pm A good turnout is essential and we will be hosting visitors from other Associations. Click here for Speaker Profile and summary of the lecture.

Wednesday 17th October  Honey Show - format to be confirmed. Dingwall Community Centre. 7.30pm for 7.45pm

Wednesday 21st November Our speaker will be Willie Robson. Dingwall Community Centre. 7.30pm for 7.45pm

2019

Wednesday 20th February Our speaker will be Graeme Sharpe. Dingwall Community Centre 7.30pm for 7.45pm

Wednesday 20th March Details to be confirmed. Dingwall Community Centre 7.30pm for 7.45pm

Wednesday 17th April AGM Dingwall Community Centre 7.30pm for 7.45pm

Recent events:

Thursday 2nd August The Association had a stance in the Education Tent of the Black Isle Show which attracted a lot of attention and 'staff' were kept busy answering questions and guiding visitors 'to find the queen'.

Wednesday 18th July, Apiary visit, Jane Thomson, Beauly. Another very interesting demonstration with plenty to talk about. Excellent turnout in the order of 30, in perfect weather conditions.

Friday 13th July Follow-up Beginners' Session, Findon Mills, Culbokie 6.45 for 7pm prompt start.  Potential and new beekeepers (up to 1 year and a bit!) Postponed from Wednesday 11th due to inclement weather.

Saturday 7th July Beginners' Session, Fairfield Apiary, 2pm Potential and new beekeepers (up to 1 year)

Wednesday 27th June Apiary visit, Julia Garrison, Craigdarroch, Contin. An excellent evening, very educational in wonderful conditions - though perhaps still a bit too hot for wearing bee suits, but it kept the midges at bay! A great turnout with some promising 'youngsters' taking a keen interest in beekeeping and all its problems. Our grateful thanks to our host.

Saturday 26th May Apiary visit, Rod Pimm, Culish, North Kessock. A successful follow-up meeting for those who attended the meeting on April 7th. For some of us it gave encouragement that we might be in for a far better honey harvest this year - we hadn't seen that much honey on a colony for years!

Wednesday 16th May Apiary visit Arthur Hill, Fairfield Apiaries. A first-class meeting in perfect weather, good enough to be enjoying the tea and nibbles sitting outside at 9pm - can't be bad.


Memberships are renewed as from the April AGM. A membership/ renewal form can be found mid-way down the Library page.

Guests are welcome and we ask for a £2 donation.

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July 7th Beginners' session
July 7th Beginners' session
After removing queen cells these 2 queens hatched and tried to kill each other!
After removing queen cells these 2 queens hatched and tried to kill each other!
July 13th Beginners' session Findon Mills
July 13th Beginners' session Findon Mills
July 18th Jane Thomson apiary meeting
July 18th Jane Thomson apiary meeting
An excellent turnout in perfect conditions
An excellent turnout in perfect conditions


 

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