Once again a good turnout of members and soon-to-be members who enjoyed an old-fashioned slide show of a year in the life of Struan Apiaries.

Further photos at the foot of the page.


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Wednesday 15th February 7.30pm for 7.45pm Dingwall Community Centre. Hamish Robertson, Struan Apiaries, will present a slide show of "A year in the life of Struan Apiaries" and will cover how they control swarming.

Wednesday 15th March 7.30 for 7.45pm Dingwall Community Centre. Bryce Reynard will present a talk on "Swarms".

Recent events:

Wednesday 16th November Graeme Sharpe gave a talk on "Varroa Treatments" as there have been several developments which we needed to know about.

Wednesday 19th October Annual Honey Show with Photographic Competition. A wide selection of entries and we judged each other's entries and awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd. See page of photographs and results.

Wednesday 21st September Katy Malone spoke on Bumblebees and the work of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.

Saturday 13th August Stuart & Tricia Tickner hosted a meeting at their apiary in Eathie. Plenty to see and learn from followed by an opportunity for fellowship over refreshments.

A new password for the 2015/2016 year has been printed onto your membership card. This will enable you to access the [Members only] page.

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

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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.

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


Remember to click on a photograph to start a slide show.