01 August 2021Monday 2nd August - BBC 4 "The wonder of bees", Martha Kearney

Might be a repeat.


"What's killing our Bees?"

01 August 2021Thorne [Beekeepers News] - Issue No. 59 July Roundup

Click here. Hopefully this link works - I have never seen such an horrendous URL! Don't know where Issue 57 went to.

31 July 2021Items available for sale in Members Only page.

30 July 2021Latest from Ann Chilcott - Beelistener well worth a read.

Her blog centres on "Disease Inspections and Honey Harvests."

28 July 2021Advice on dealing with a laying worker is available in [Useful Advice] page.

This link will take you to the "Useful Advice" page.

28 July 2021Bees for Development Summer Bee Auction.

Click here for details of the Bees for Development Summer Bee Auction.

26 July 2021Plea from Ann Chilcott re. varroa

This is the time of year when varroa levels sky rocket and I'm making a plea to treatment- free beekeepers to please monitor varroa levels and be aware of what is going on in your colonies so that you can destroy any sick colonies before they send out "varroa bombs" as they collapse, and infect your neighbouring beekeeper's colonies. Treatment free is fine if you have a sound strategy based on knowledge, and respect for fellow beekeepers who are not following the same path.

26 July 2021AFB and EFB outbreaks.

AFB/EFB Reminder

Scottish Bee Inspectorate

With the recent cases of AFB in the Edinburgh and St Andrews areas, the Scottish Government Bee Inpsectorate have issued a reminder to all Scottish beekeepers.

In summary, all Scottish beekeepers should be registered on BeeBase with the correct locations of their hives, to do this please visit


Once registered, BeeBase will then be able to send you automatic notifications should there be any outbreaks near to your apiary sites.

You should know how to recognise and inspect for both AFB and EFB and carry out regular inspections. Should you need help with this please refer to the National Bee Unit's Foulbrood leaflet.

15 July 2021Gallery updated with photos from the Muir of Ord and Evanton meetings.

11 July 2021Changes to web site

A gallery of photos from the latest meeting has been created. I have 'promoted' the "The Duckbees Rescue" to the main menu as the story is almost complete with new photos added from the latest meeting.

16 June 2021Photos and story in the Gallery showing the removal of a feral colony of bees.

This now includes the full story of the rescue and will be updated with developments.

15 June 2021BBC news item re. remote monitoring of colonies

This link will take you to a BBC news item on using remote monitoring to help honey bees.

09 June 2021New request in Market Place

This link will take you to the appropriate page.

25 May 2021Survey conducted by the Scottish Native Honey Bee Society

Click here for details.


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