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Willie Robson, Chain Bridge Honey Farm, judging the 2019 Honey Show

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

Our Winter meetings take place in the St Clements Church Hall in the central car park opposite the Dingwall Community Centre.

CALENDAR

Wednesday 20th November: "Beekeeping - My Methods & Experiments - a general talk on my beekeeping with a few unique tweaks tried out over the years." Alan Riach. 7.30pm 

A full Calendar upto April 2021 can be viewed here


Recent events:

Wednesday 16th October: Honey Show. A lack of entries and a lower than normal turnout caused mainly by the very poor honey year and school holidays didn't detract from an interesting Honey Show. Our judge, Willie Robson, was in great form and had plenty of time to expand on his comments re. the entries and how the bee industry is trying to cope with the current bee situation.

Tuesday 1st October: - we hosted the SBA touring speaker, Irene Power, who spoke on "Are you ready for Winter?" Unfortunately inaccurate advertising on the SBA website meant potential visitors were directed to Dingwall, which might have explained the lower than normal attendance. However, some made it through for an interesting and informative talk.

Wednesday  18th September: The revised Honey Show notes were distributed and suggestions made whilst a slide presentation detailed practical advice for the preparation of exhibits.

Saturday 7th September: Indoor honey extraction discussion, a variety of equipment will be available to view. It was a pity to be indoors on such a beautiful afternoon more suited to examining hives.  Fairfield Apiaries. 

Wednesday 24th July: Arthur Hill's at Fairfield Apiary. Once again an excellent "hands-on" experience with lots to discuss and learn from.

Saturday 6th June : a useful and informative meeting for absolute beginners who hadn't handled bees before. Not the best of conditions as the temperature was marginal.

Saturday 22nd June visit to Barbara Gray's apiary, Culbokie.

Saturday 15th June visit to Kay Liston's apiary at Lochcarron.

Saturday 18th May Beginners' Session at Fairfield Apiary.  A "theory" session due to the bad weather.

Wednesday 15th May at Pam Piercy's apiary at Findon Mills.

Saturday 11th May A very useful and enjoyable Beginners' Session at Arthur Hill's apiary at Fairfield, Orrin Bridge in perfect weather.

Wednesday 17th April AGM Dingwall Community Centre 

Wednesday 20th March "A year in the life of a beekeeper." Arthur Hill

Wednesday 20th February Graeme Sharpe spoke to us on "My method of beekeeping."  As usual he had lots of useful tips.

Wednesday 21st November Willie Robson once again shared with us his wide experiences of beekeeping.

Wednesday 17th October  A well attended Honey Show judged by Hamish Robertson, Struan Apiaries. Unfortunately not many photographs were worth displaying.


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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Unfortunately poor lighting conditions and camera work didn't help!
Unfortunately poor lighting conditions and camera work didn't help!


 

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