Dull conditions at Findon Mills - more photographs available on the Gallery page.

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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.



August Now that "lock-down" restrictions are being eased the Committee has decided to organise outdoor meetings, initially starting with reduced numbers of novices. Members will be contacted by email and invited to join the meeting on a "first come - first served" basis.  We will continue to keep you up to date with emails and regular items posted into "Latest news". Feel free to use the Blog to communicate with your fellow members. Stay safe! 

Saturday 15th August. Evanton, hosted by David Thomson, 2pm. Fully bookedThe Map (top menu bar) shows the location. All these outdoor meetings must take place under Government guidelines which have been sent to members.  See above in menu.

Saturday 29th August. Urray, Muir of Ord hosted by Jane Thomson. Ten places are available and must be reserved with the Secretary. Places still available.

Saturday 5th September - "Preparing for Winter" - apiary meeting at Fairfield Apiary hosted by Anne and Arthur Hill. Places are limited to 10 and bookings must be made through the Secretary.

Wednesday 16th September. First indoor meetng in St Clements Church Hall. Andrew Watson, Moray Beekeepers. Subject: tbc.

A full Calendar upto April 2021 can be viewed here

Recent events:

Saturday 1st August. Findon Mills 2pm. A useful meeting. Conditions could have been better with the bees reacting to the overcast conditions - not ideal for hive inspections. 

July 2020: Two training sessions for Novices were held at Fairfield Apiary a meetingfor our West Coast members was helf at Lochcarron.

Wednesday 19th February: We held our very first "Question Time" which went very well, the panel consisted of Andrew Watson, Moray, Bryce Reynard, Inverness, Pam Piercy and Arthur Hill, Dingwall. The topics covered can be found here

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. An excellent talk and we all came away with the meaning of FEDSS.

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.

Memberships are renewed as from the April AGM. A link to the membership/ renewal form can be found on the "Joining the Association" page. A new password will be forwarded to you by the Membership Secretary.

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

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Who would have thought that Chickweed would be of interest?
Who would have thought that Chickweed would be of interest?
At least the pollen came from a flower!
At least the pollen came from a flower!

I attempted in most of the close-ups to capture a bee, but they didn't cooperate by staying still!

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