Following the recent changes in COVID-19 Protection Levels – and the newly-erected covered area to allow teaching outdoors – we were able to launch a condensed Hands On Beekeeping programme on Sunday 8th August for the New Beekeepers from 2020 and 2021 courses. The HOB course will run weekly on Sundays until mid-September. We planContinue reading “Hands On Beekeeping”
In April 2021 the trustees were made aware of the Arnold Clark Community Fund which was aimed at helping charities and other voluntary organisations get over the Covid restrictions. Discussion followed at our next Zoom monthly meeting and suggestions and costings of what would help us get through the different levels of lockdown were considered. Continue reading “Arnold Clark Community Fund”
Please read the following important Press Release from the Scottish Government. Download here.
We would like to remind you of some of the steps you can take to limit and manage swarming. DSBA released this advice last year at the start of COVID restrictions but the principles remain the same and we hope you find it helpful. You will find the document on Resources/Documents/Education.
A timely reminder from the SBA as swarm season is almost upon us. You can download their advice and access their video through the following link https://mailchi.mp/scottishbeekeepers/swarm-season-13390077?e=8a2337e4ef
The Scottish Government Honey Bee Health Team have issued a brief on the legal requirement of reporting Varroa in Scotland. To view or download the full brief please click here. With kind regardsScottish Government Honey Bee Health Team
On 1st December we enjoyed an inspiring talk from Rachel Faichnie, and her research into “The importance of sustainable land management on pollinators.” If you would like to watch a recording of Rachel’s talk, you can find it here. “That was such an interesting meeting tonight – great start to DBSA zoom meetings.“ A dateContinue reading “Evening Lectures update and recording link”
We are hosting an interesting programme of Tuesday evening lectures from December 2020 through to April 2021. These will take place on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm, and will be presented via zoom. The first lecture will be on Tuesday 1st December 2020 at 7.30 to 8.30. Rachel Faichnie, University of Glasgow, willContinue reading “Evening Lectures”
DSBA 2021 New Beekeepers Course starts on 19th January. We have some spaces available if you know of any budding beekeepers who would be interested. Check out the New Beekeepers page for further details.
In late summer, the Board, responded to a Dunblane Development Trust post inviting community groups to apply for funds which are donated annually by Braes of Doune Windfarm to support local projects. At the end of October, we were delighted to hear that DSBA had been awarded £750 which we will use towards a coupleContinue reading “Dunblane Development Trust funding”